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NSF - Broader Impacts

The National Science Foundation (NSF) uses two merit review criteria to evaluate proposals. One of those criteria is the broader impacts of the proposed activity which includes the integration of research and education. "One of the principal strategies in support of NSF's goals is to foster integration of research and education through the programs, projects and activities it supports at academic and research institutions. These institutions provide abundant opportunities where individuals may concurrently assume responsibilities as researchers, educators, and students, and where all can engage in joint efforts that infuse education with the excitement of discovery and enrich research through the diversity of learning perspectives."

(NSF Grant Proposal Guide, NSF 09-1).

To aid Principal Investigators in developing education plans to address this merit review criteria, we suggest you review the following:

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