Who will I engage?
When choosing a journal in which to publish your research, you strive for one with the most reach (scale) and impact (scope) in your discipline.
When crafting a BI plan, a similar approach should be applied. Strive to build partnerships that can help you achieve your desired reach and impact with a target audience — not just for the duration covered by this proposal, but partnerships that could thrive and grow over the course of your career.
Who do you want to engage and work with on your broader impacts project?
Everyone on your team should have clearly defined roles and tasks that reflect their motivations to contribute to the project and produce measurable Broader Impact results.
By being thoughtful about identifying the right partners and target audience in the proposal writing phase, you will assure a positive experience for all involved when you are funded.
For an example, watch this short video from Travis Tangen, from XXXX. He uses a football fandom analogy to describe the ecosystem of producers and consumers that make the game work. The goal is to think about your BI plans as a collaboration between your target audience and partners instead of a direct service or something for them.
Who will help you engage the target audience in your work?
There are many options for you to consider when constructing a BI plan. When deciding who to select as a target audience for your work, you should contemplate how it will benefit from the proposed BI activity.
When considering the potential target audiences below, keep in mind NSF's commitment to Broadening Participation in STEM. Focus your efforts on:
- Engaging with underrepresented groups and diverse institutions across all geographical regions
- Supporting the preparation of a diverse, globally engaged science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce
- Integrating your research with education
- Building infrastructure and capacity
- And most importantly, think about working with your target audience and partners instead of doing something for them.
There are many options for you to consider when constructing a BI project. When deciding who to select as a target audience for your work, you should contemplate the benefits of the proposed BI activity.