For Grant Purposes: NSF's Broader Impacts

The Center for STEM Diversity is here to help faculty and staff develop ways to reach and engage with a diverse population of science and engineering students. We also support faculty who are deeply interested in exploring opportunities in STEM education research, development, and implementation related to broadening participation. For the National Science Foundation (NSF), this often connects directly to its requirements for addressing "Broader Impacts."

Of NSF's 12 categories of activities listed as "Broader Impacts," we align with the following:

Category 4 - Improving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education
Category 5 - Broadening participation of underrepresented groups
Category 6 - Contributing to the development of a diverse, globally competitive STEM workforce

If you are writing a grant proposal and need assistance in developing a plan to address broader impacts, please feel free to contact us at STEMDiversity@tufts.edu.