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Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, 11 AM to 3 PM, Medford campus (Chase Center)

Successful Strategies and Resources for Responding to the NSF Broader Impacts Requirement for NSF Funding Applications

This workshop features a guest expert in Broader Impacts, Tufts faculty sharing their BI ideas, the directors of Tufts programs that support Broader Impacts activities, and time for networking over lunch. Open to Tufts faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students (priority given to faculty).

Tufts Broader Impacts Workshop

Hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) and organized by the Office of Research Development (ORD).


11:00 AM – 12 PM 

Overview and examples of Broader Impacts

Barbara Pearson, Broader Impacts Specialist from UMass-Amherst 

12:05 PM – 12:15 PM

A few words from Darryl Williams (Center for STEM Diversity) and Chris Swan (Tisch College of Civic Life)

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Networking lunch with themed tables:

1:30 PM – 2:50 PM 

Brief presentations by faculty and program directors/contacts

Faculty: Tom Vandervelde, Kurt Pennell, Bill Messner, Ayse Asatekin, Babak Moaveni

Program directors/contacts: Donna Tyson, Martin Son, Jessica Sharkness, Barbara Rubel, Rocco DiRico, Donna Qualters, Ed Morgan, Merredith Portsmore, Karen O’Hagan, Patrick Collins

2:50 PM – 3:00 PM

Closing remarks by Barbara Pearson


People are welcome to attend all or part of the workshop. Questions? Email the Office of Research Development