SUNY Partners with National Science Foundation for Broader Impact Workshop

SUNY is partnering with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide Broader Impacts training for any faculty working on NSF grants or who want to learn more about Broader Impacts and how to communicate the relevance of their research to broader audiences.

Broader Impacts are an essential part of every NSF proposal and Advancing Research Impacts in Society (ARIS) has partnered with the NSF to provide expert training on how to effectively address this criterion to researchers across the nation.

The June offering will focus on writing Broader Impacts for junior faculty preparing CAREER proposals and developing a long-term strategy for defining one’s broader impact identity across a career lifespan.

There is a $50 registration fee for each webinar (you can attend one or both webinars).

Friday, April 23

Register here for April 23

NSF Broader Impacts 101

9:30 am -12 pm

Broadening Participation

1 - 2:30 pm

Evaluating Broader Impacts Activities

2:45 - 4 pm

Friday, June 4 (designed for Junior Faculty)

Register here for June 4 

NSF Broader Impacts 101

9:30 am -12 pm

NSF CAREER Awards

1 - 2:30 pm

Broader Impacts Identity

2:45 - 4 pm

Broader Impacts 101 

This activity-based workshop will cover the history of the BI criterion, provide strategies for conceptualizing, developing, implementing, and evaluating BI activities, and share tips on leveraging existing resources and establishing robust partnerships to build your “BI identity.”

Broadening Participation 

This webinar will explore broadening participation activities, why they are a priority for the NSF, and how to plan, implement and assess them successfully. Several specific examples will be presented and discussed.

Evaluating Broader Impacts Activities 

This workshop will provide a brief introduction to the basics of program evaluation and connect participants with some tools and resources to help them get started. It will also explore the question of self-evaluation vs. “outsourcing” by working with an external evaluator.

NSF CAREER Awards 

This webinar will focus on strategies for developing a competitive NSF CAREER Award, with emphasis on the broader impacts and education plan. This session is for early to mid-career faculty, or those who plan to become faculty at some point in the future). 

Broader Impacts Identity 

This interactive workshop will introduce the concept of a broader impacts identity and walk investigators through a process for starting to define BI identity. While any researcher is likely to benefit from this workshop, it is particularly relevant to early-career researchers (as well as to broader impacts professionals who work with researchers and can play a crucial role in helping them develop their BI identities).

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