Apr 8

Broader Impacts Identity

  • 2:10 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Communicating Scholarship to PublicProposal DevelopmentUnderstanding Research Sponsors

    This workshop explores the notion that just as a researcher has a “research identity” (i.e., the impact they have on their research community and the research legacy they wish to leave), so, too, should they have a Broader Impacts (BI) identity that will represent the long-term impact and legacy their BI efforts will have on society as a whole. It focuses on the idea of intertwining research identity and BI identity to chart out an overall Impact Identity, and takes participants through a series of interactive, hands-on, individual and small-group activities to create in impact inventory and use that to start forging an impact identity. This event will be held via Zoom, and links will be sent to participants prior to its start.


    The NSF-funded Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) is the national leader in supporting BI professionals and providing BI training for researchers and grant writers. Thanks to Iowa State University’s partnership, we’re able to bring this workshop to campus at no charge to the participants.


    If you’re unable to attend this workshop on April 8, ARIS will hold another session on April 21 for $50 for members and $100 for nonmembers. ARIS is offering free membership for the remainder of the 2021 calendar year which grants a reduced fee for sessions and allows access to the ARIS community.