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NSF GRFP Workshop: How to Address the Broader Impact in Your Fellowship Application
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Online (registrants will be provided a Zoom link)
Facilitators: Travis Tangen, Trina McMahon, and Jessica Maher
The National Science Foundation (NSF) employs two criteria in the review of Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) applications: intellectual merit and broader impact. Experience shows that while most applicants have little difficulty responding to the criterion relating to intellectual merit, many struggle to frame the broader impacts of the activities they propose to undertake. To address the broader impacts, applications are expected to include ways in which activities and projects will advance discovery and understanding, broaden the participation of underrepresented groups, enhance the infrastructure for research and education, and ultimately benefit society.
This workshop is designed to help you address the concept of broader impacts in your fellowship application through discussing strategies for writing a successful broader impact plan, hearing from panelists about successful fellowship proposals, and learning about resources on campus focused on effective integration of research and education.
This event is co-sponsored by the Delta Program, WISCIENCE, and the Discovery Building’s public engagement with science programs supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), Morgridge Institute for Research, and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.