For Grant Purposes: NSF Broader Impacts


The Center for STEM Diversity exists in part to help faculty and staff develop ways to actively engage with a diverse population of science and engineering students. We also support faculty members who are deeply interested in exploring opportunities related to STEM education research, development, and implementation. 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 mathematics (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.