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Understanding Broader Impacts as required by new federal grants

Understanding Broader Impacts as required by new federal grants

by Peg Herring
Spring Training 2010

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  • Understanding broader impacts As required by new federal grants Peg Herring Dept. of Extension and Experiment Station Communications Extension Spring Training April 2010
    • USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative :
      • requires “specific mechanisms to communicate results”
    • USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative :
      • requires “specific mechanisms to communicate results”
    • US Agency for International Development :
      • encourages “public outreach through media coverage of development and humanitarian assistance programs”
      • encourages “grantees implementing these programs to communicate their activities to the press”
    • USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative :
      • requires “specific mechanisms to communicate results”
    • US Agency for International Development :
      • encourages “public outreach through media coverage of development and humanitarian assistance programs”
      • encourages “grantees implementing these programs to communicate their activities to the press”
    • National Science Foundation :
      • proposals are evaluated through two merit reviews:
        • “ scientific merit”
        • “ broader impacts”
    • National Science Foundation :
      • “ Experience shows that while most proposers have
      • little difficulty responding to the
      • criterion relating to intellectual
      • merit ,
    • National Science Foundation :
      • “ Experience shows that while most proposers have
      • little difficulty responding to the
      • criterion relating to intellectual
      • merit ,
      • many proposers have difficulty
      • understanding how to frame the
      • broader impacts of the activities they propose to undertake.”
    • National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion:
    • Advance Discovery and Understanding while Promoting Teaching, Training and Learning
    • National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion:
    • Advance Discovery and Understanding while Promoting Teaching, Training and Learning
    • NSF example:
      • Develop research-based educational materials or contribute to databases useful in teaching (e.g., K-16 digital library).
    • National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion:
    • Advance Discovery and Understanding while Promoting Teaching, Training and Learning
    • NSF example:
      • Develop research-based educational materials or contribute to databases useful in teaching (e.g., K-16 digital library).
    • EESC examples:
    • • Digital catalogue with more than 1,200 educational publications
    • • Collaboration with Ecampus for Lifelong Learning
    • • Award-winning magazine, Oregon’s Agricultural Progress
    • National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion:
    • Broaden Participation of Underrepresented Groups
    • National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion:
    • Broaden Participation of Underrepresented Groups
    • NSF example:
      • Participate in developing new approaches to engage underserved individuals, groups, and communities in science and engineering.
    • National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion:
    • Broaden Participation of Underrepresented Groups
    • NSF example:
      • Participate in developing new approaches to engage underserved individuals, groups, and communities in science and engineering.
    • EESC examples:
    • • Learning technologies to engage audiences without the barriers of time or location.
    • • Spanish-language learning materials
    • • Materials developed for low-literacy learners.
  • National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion: Broad Dissemination to Enhance Scientific and Technological Understanding
    • National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion:
    • Broad Dissemination to Enhance
    • Scientific and Technological Understanding
    • NSF examples:
      • Integrate research with education activities to communicate in a broader context.
      • Publish in diverse media to reach broad audiences.
      • Present research and education results in formats useful to policy-makers, members of Congress, and broad audiences.
  • National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion: Broad Dissemination to Enhance Scientific and Technological Understanding EESC examples: • 200 press releases a year, more than 600 media markets. • Media training. • Briefing materials for legislators. • Oregon’s Agricultural Progress high school curriculum
    • National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion:
    • Demonstrate Benefits to Society
    • NSF examples:
      • Provide specific examples and explanations regarding the potential application of research and education results.
      • Provide information for policy formulation by Federal, State or local agencies.
      • Analyze, interpret, and synthesize research and education results in formats understandable and useful for non-scientists.
    • National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion:
    • Demonstrate Benefits to Society
    • EESC examples:
      • News and publications with understandable analysis of current policy and science behind complex public issues.
      • Show the impact of research with stories in words and pictures, in print and online.
      • Team of science writers, editors, photojournalists, and instructional designers who understand research and Extension.