Attention: Faculty, Research and Academic Staff, and Graduate Students

This 8-part series of workshops will introduce participants to all aspects of building your Broader Impacts plan. Participants can register for one workshop or all sessions. But be sure to register only for the sessions that you want to attend. 

Broader Impacts Workshop Series Kickoff: Broader Impacts Basics

January 24, 2022

9:00-10:00 a.m. | Zoom


Are you a newcomer to broader impacts or need a refresher on what they are all about? This introductory workshop covers the basics of broader impacts, including what broader impacts of research are, why they matter, and the six essential elements of a successful broader impacts plan. Participants will also learn about key resources and consultation services available to help them build their BI plans and get a sneak preview of additional workshops in the series.


  • Laurie Van Egeren, Interim Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement
  • Miles McNall, Director for Community-Engaged Research, University Outreach and Engagement

Building Your Research Impact Identity and Vision

February 8, 2022

1:00-2:30 p.m. | Zoom


Researchers are more effective in achieving their intended societal impacts when they take the time to consciously construct their impact identities. "Impact Identity" is a concept that integrates one’s identity as a researcher with societal needs, personal preferences and skills, and institutional context. Come to this hands-on workshop to develop your impact identity and vision for achieving desired societal impacts throughout your career.


  • Miles McNall, Director for Community-Engaged Research, University Outreach and Engagement
  • Sobha Ramanand

Additional workshops in series (details coming soon): 

  • Winning Strategies for NSF CAREER Proposals
  • Broadening Participation in STEM Education and Careers: Promising Practices and Resources
  • Building Your Broader Impacts Plan
  • Evaluating the Broader Impacts of Your Research
  • MSU Partners for Broader Impacts
  • Achieving Broader Impacts through Industry Partnerships, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship

Sponsored by: University Outreach and Engagement; Office for Faculty and Staff Professional Development; Office of Research and Innovation; The Graduate School