Broader Impacts Review Document for National Science Foundation Proposals

BI review document for NSF proposals thumbnailThis document is designed to assist National Science Foundation (NSF) program managers, proposal reviewers, and review panels, in evaluating the broader impacts (BI) component of NSF proposals and to assist proposers with developing their BI plans. This document also creates an opportunity for proposers to think critically about how their BI activities will incorporate into their research portfolio over time and begin to develop their "impact identity."

This resource is based on the work done by the original National Association for Broader Impacts (NABI) working group who developed the NABI Guiding Principles document in 2015.

The guiding principles and questions component breaks down each of the five criteria by which NSF reviewers are instructed to review the broader impacts of a proposal. It also includes principles and questions to consider when developing a plan to address the criteria.