ARIS Broader Impacts/Research Impacts Seminars: Session 1 - BI 101
Feb 9, 2024
The National Science Foundation (NSF) considers two criteria in their review of proposals: intellectual merit and broader impacts (BI). Broader impacts relate to how the proposed research will “benefit society or advance desired societal outcomes” and is increasingly used as the differentiator between which excellent proposals to fund or not.
The Training Team from the NSF-supported Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) organization will conduct five interactive virtual workshops on Fridays in the Spring of 2024. Join us on Feb. 9, 23 and March 8, 22, and 29 from 9 to 11 a.m.
Session 1: BI 101
Our “BI 101” workshop has helped thousands of people make sense of the BI criterion and has empowered them to approach their grant writing with more clarity and confidence. 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.”
Click here to register for one or more Broader Impacts/Research Impacts session(s). You will receive a calendar invite after registering and a Zoom link will be sent prior to the session.
Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS)
The purpose of ARIS is to advance impacts of research for the betterment of society and the expansion of research. ARIS elevates research impact by providing high-quality resources and professional development opportunities and by creating connections among researchers, community partners, and engagement practitioners.
Click here to learn more about ARIS, its services, resources, and functions.
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