BROADER IMPACT WIZARD
The “Broader Impact Wizard” guides you through a series of steps to construct a statement that satisfies the Broader Impacts (BI) criterion of a research proposal. The goal of this “smart” software is to help you identify your target audience and plan appropriate BI activities, budget, objectives, and an evaluation plan. This process culminates in a summary report, combining your input with additional support information such as relevant connections to educational research literature and effective practices. The BI Wizard is designed to help you create a broader impact statement and/or share this information with a potential BI partner.
For additional information, check out the Introductory Video.
EPO Guide This guide provides information on preparing EPO projects, finding partners, communicating effectively, and evaluation.
NSF Resources These two documents, The Revised NSF Merit Review Criteria and NSF’s BI Representative Activities, help to clarify what elements should be considered when constructing and submitting your broader impact statements for proposals and list some suggested activities to fulfill the broader impacts requirements.
Learning Sciences References This page includes an annotated bibliography of all the educational literature, organized by audience, in the Broader Impact Wizard.
Case Studies Each case study includes an interview with the scientist about their broader impact activities, how they got involved, who they worked with, any challenges and benefits, what it cost, and how they measured success.
Next Steps You’re funded, now what? This page will provide you with tips and resources aimed at helping you design and implement your broader impact project.
Evaluation Resources Two NOAA reports, Designing Evaluation for Education Products and Designing Education Projects, provide additional guidance on the evaluation process and the design and implementation of education projects.
Additional Funding for EPO Activities This link provides a list of potential funding sources to enhance or scale up your broader impact activities.
Journals to Publish EPO Results Similar to your scientific research, it is also important to publish the results of your broader impact projects. This page provides a list of potential journals in which you can publish your broader impact work.