NSF GRFP Workshop: How to Address the Broader Impact in Your Fellowship Application
This workshop will be offered in Fall 2018. Date and time TBD.
Workshop leaders: Trina McMahon (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Kevin Niemi (WISCIENCE), Irina Diaz (UW-Madison Graduate School), Don Gillian-Daniel (Delta Program)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) employs two criteria in the review of Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) applications, namely 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, and specifically is a time for you to discuss strategies for writing a successful broader impact plan, hear from panelists about successful fellowship proposals, and learn about resources on campus focused on effective integration of research and education.