Register for Conceptualizing and Assessing the Broader Impacts of Your Research

  • Location: ZOOM
  • Date: Monday, May 10, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Registration Deadline: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Attention: Faculty, Academic Staff, and Graduate Students

Along with the review of the intellectual merit of each proposal, the National Science Foundation (NSF) reviews the merit of its broader impacts—the impacts and benefits to society of your proposed research. Each proposal submitted to the NSF must include a section about its intended broader impacts. 
This workshop is designed to help you submit more competitive grant proposals by understanding the following:

  • NSF’s expectations for the broader impacts of your research
  • Major areas of broader impacts
  • How to conceptualize and design BI activities
  • How to identify community partners for your BI activities
  • How to evaluate the impacts of your research and BI activities
  • How to write a compelling BI section for your grant proposal

Presenters and BI Consultants: 

Dr. Miles McNall is the director for Community-Engaged Research in the Office of University Outreach and Engagement at MSU and has 23 years of experience designing and conducting evaluations of a wide variety of programs internal and external to MSU.
Contact: (517) 432-0475 |
Mary Anne Walker is a senior international research specialist in the Office of the VP for Research and Innovation and the University Research Organization at MSU. She has 27 years of experience leading and facilitating global research highlighting broader impacts to the communities served. 
Contact: (517) 884-1608 |
Shobha Ramanand is a senior research specialist in the Office of the VP for Research and Innovation. She has over 25 years of experience leading and facilitating research and grant writing highlighting broadening participation and broader impacts in the university community.
Contact: (517) 432-4499|
Sponsored by: University Outreach and Engagement; The Graduate School; Academic Advancement Network; The HUB for Innovation in Learning and Technology; Office for Research and Innovation

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Special Accommodations

If you require any special accommodations, please note them in the box below. We will do our best to comply with requests made by 5/1/2021. Requests made after that time will be accommodated if time and facilities permit.