Program Plan Development Review Sheet

Checklist for Developing an Effective Broader Impacts (BI) Program, Initiative, or Activity

Making sure that you are thorough when planning and developing your broader impacts program is a critical element for successful BI programming. Below are five (5) steps that will help you navigate through this process.

Step 1: Have you performed an inventory of your BI internal factors below?  Yes or No

    • What are your strengths?
    • What are you passionate about?
    • What does your research lend itself to?
    • What is your time, effort, and logistical constraints?

Step 2: Have you performed an inventory of the BI external factors below? Yes or No

    • Who is your audience?
    • What level?
    • What context?
    • What exists already?
    • What is missing?
    • Who are your potential partners?

Step 3: Have you defined your goals? Yes or No

    • Is your BI plan specific?
    • Is your BI plan measurable?
    • Is you BI plan realistic?

Step 4: Have you established BI implementation details? Yes or No

    • What is your BI timeline (with milestones)?
    • What is your BI budget?
    • What is your BI effort, personnel?
    • What is your BI assessment/evaluation to determine your BI success?
    • What will you do to ensure that your BI is sustained past the funding period?

Step 5: Here are several other basic elements for success: Check all that apply.

    • Have you provided sufficient detail (avoid leaving assumptions about the project plan to the reviewers)?
    • Have you integrated your education and research activities to the best degree possible?
    • Have you aligned the project with collaborators/stakeholders/partnered as appropriate?
    • Have you involved your whole lab or research group if possible?
    • Have you include meaningful engagement with underrepresented groups if possible?

Note: Please contact me with questions if needed.

UC Berkeley Checklist Revised by The Broader Impacts Guy

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