Broader Impacts


Enhance the Broader Impacts of your GeoPRISMS Proposals!

The GeoPRISMS Office, along with the GeoPRISMS Education and Outreach Committee (GEAC), would like to offer suggestions to proposers responding to NSF solicitations, to help you plan and achieve your broader impacts. Here are a number of strategies to consider:

  • Plan to submit your GeoPRISMS data to the data portal hosted by MGDS (part of IEDA) in a timely manner to efficiently disseminate your data to the scientific community. Also, you can download publicly available data from the data portal to enhance your own research. Contact: Andrew Goodwillie
  • Include the development of mini-lessons in your proposal as a way to expose undergraduate students to your research. The GeoPRISMS Office can help you develop these lessons.
  • Invite your students into the GeoPRISMS community, where they can take advantage of many student resources. Examples include:
    • Participate in the GeoPRISMS Student and Community Forum at AGU.
    • Attend GeoPRISMS workshops, especially ones that include student symposia.
    • Apply for the GeoPRISMS Student Prize at AGU.
    • Stay informed through the GeoPRISMS listserv. Sign up here.
    • Visit our website regularly for updates on these resources and more!
  • Consider including support for an REU on a new grant, or applying for a supplement on an existing grant, to involve undergraduates in GeoPRISMS research projects. Undergraduates are encouraged to use all of the resources listed above. PI-sponsored REUs offer an exciting road toward building a GeoPRISMS-wide REU Program, to encourage the participation of upper level undergraduates in GeoPRISMS research programs.
  • Apply for a Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Supplement to an existing grant or include one in future proposals. You can receive up to $12,500 per teacher to support their participation in your NSF-funded research project. Encouraging active participation of teachers in NSF projects is an excellent way to strengthen the science expertise of our nation’s educators. The GeoPRISMS office can help you design the supplement and coordinate with other PIs who are applying for RETs.

For more information and assistance with any of these possibilities contact the GeoPRISMS Office.

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