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What are Broader Impacts?

Broader impacts are the potential to benefit society and contribute to the achievement of specific, desired societal outcomes. They may be accomplished through:

  1. the research itself
  2. activities directly related to research projects
  3. activities supported by and complementary to the project

A broader impact statement describes benefits and outcomes—not logistics.

* National Science Foundation Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide


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