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New Federal Grants / Herring

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Understanding Broader Impacts as required by new federal grants

by Peg Herring
Spring Training 2010

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New Federal Grants / Herring

  1. 1. Understanding broader impacts As required by new federal grants Peg Herring Dept. of Extension and Experiment Station Communications Extension Spring Training April 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li> USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>requires “specific mechanisms to communicate results” </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li> USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>requires “specific mechanisms to communicate results” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>US Agency for International Development : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>encourages “public outreach through media coverage of development and humanitarian assistance programs” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>encourages “grantees implementing these programs to communicate their activities to the press” </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li> USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>requires “specific mechanisms to communicate results” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>US Agency for International Development : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>encourages “public outreach through media coverage of development and humanitarian assistance programs” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>encourages “grantees implementing these programs to communicate their activities to the press” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Science Foundation : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>proposals are evaluated through two merit reviews: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ scientific merit” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ broader impacts” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>National Science Foundation : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Experience shows that while most proposers have </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>little difficulty responding to the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>criterion relating to intellectual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>merit , </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>National Science Foundation : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Experience shows that while most proposers have </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>little difficulty responding to the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>criterion relating to intellectual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>merit , </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>many proposers have difficulty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>understanding how to frame the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>broader impacts of the activities they propose to undertake.” </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li> National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion: </li></ul><ul><li>Advance Discovery and Understanding while Promoting Teaching, Training and Learning </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li> National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion: </li></ul><ul><li>Advance Discovery and Understanding while Promoting Teaching, Training and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>NSF example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop research-based educational materials or contribute to databases useful in teaching (e.g., K-16 digital library). </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li> National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion: </li></ul><ul><li>Advance Discovery and Understanding while Promoting Teaching, Training and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>NSF example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop research-based educational materials or contribute to databases useful in teaching (e.g., K-16 digital library). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EESC examples: </li></ul><ul><li>• Digital catalogue with more than 1,200 educational publications </li></ul><ul><li>• Collaboration with Ecampus for Lifelong Learning </li></ul><ul><li>• Award-winning magazine, Oregon’s Agricultural Progress </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li> National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion: </li></ul><ul><li>Broaden Participation of Underrepresented Groups </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li> National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion: </li></ul><ul><li>Broaden Participation of Underrepresented Groups </li></ul><ul><li>NSF example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in developing new approaches to engage underserved individuals, groups, and communities in science and engineering. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li> National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion: </li></ul><ul><li>Broaden Participation of Underrepresented Groups </li></ul><ul><li>NSF example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in developing new approaches to engage underserved individuals, groups, and communities in science and engineering. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EESC examples: </li></ul><ul><li>• Learning technologies to engage audiences without the barriers of time or location. </li></ul><ul><li>• Spanish-language learning materials </li></ul><ul><li>• Materials developed for low-literacy learners. </li></ul>
  13. 13. National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion: Broad Dissemination to Enhance Scientific and Technological Understanding
  14. 14. <ul><li> National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion: </li></ul><ul><li>Broad Dissemination to Enhance </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific and Technological Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>NSF examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate research with education activities to communicate in a broader context. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publish in diverse media to reach broad audiences. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Present research and education results in formats useful to policy-makers, members of Congress, and broad audiences. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. <ul><li> National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion: </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate Benefits to Society </li></ul><ul><li>NSF examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide specific examples and explanations regarding the potential application of research and education results. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide information for policy formulation by Federal, State or local agencies. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze, interpret, and synthesize research and education results in formats understandable and useful for non-scientists. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li> National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion: </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate Benefits to Society </li></ul><ul><li>EESC examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>News and publications with understandable analysis of current policy and science behind complex public issues. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show the impact of research with stories in words and pictures, in print and online. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team of science writers, editors, photojournalists, and instructional designers who understand research and Extension. </li></ul></ul>

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