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