Attention: Faculty, Academic Staff, and Graduate Students

Monday, May 10, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Zoom

Along with the review of the intellectual merit of each proposal, the National Science Foundation (NSF) reviews the merit of its broader impacts—the impacts and benefits to society of your proposed research. Each proposal submitted to the NSF must include a section about its intended broader impacts.

This workshop is designed to help you submit more competitive grant proposals by understanding the following:

  • NSF’s expectations for the broader impacts of your research
  • Major areas of broader impacts
  • How to conceptualize and design BI activities
  • How to identify community partners for your BI activities
  • How to evaluate the impacts of your research and BI activities
  • How to write a compelling BI section for your grant proposal

Presenters and BI Consultants: 

Miles McnallMiles McNall is the director for Community-Engaged Research in the Office of the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement at MSU and has 23 years of experience designing and conducting evaluations of a wide variety of programs internal and external to MSU.

Contact: (517) 432-0475 |

Shobha RamanandShobha Ramanand is a senior research specialist in the Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation. She has over 25 years of experience leading and facilitating research and grant writing highlighting broadening participation and broader impacts in the university community.

Contact: (517) 432-4499|

Video of the Event

Sponsored by: University Outreach and Engagement; The Graduate School; Academic Advancement Network; The HUB for Innovation in Learning and Technology; Office for Research & Innovation