Demystifying Broader Impacts Workshop

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM


Sponsored by Fellowships


This workshop is designed for undergraduates and early graduate students interested in applying for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRF). Recognized as the most prestigious financial award to support graduate studies in STEM and STEM education, the NSF GRF selects candidates based on two selection criteria: broader impacts and intellectual merit. Students who attend this workshop will leave with an understanding of what broader impacts are and how they might further engage in broader impacts to become a stronger NSF GRF candidate.

The session will include:

  • Insight from an MU faculty member who has served reviewed NSF grants at the national level,
  • Examples of broader impacts essays from MU applicants selected for the NSF GRF,
  • Activities to help you assess your broader impacts activities,
  • Information on how to become involved in broader impacts on campus and in the community.

The Connector, Fellowships Office, and Graduate School, whose staff are experienced in supporting candidates across disciplines applying for the NSF GRF, are hosting this workshop.

Reserve your spot by Tuesday, April 7 at 11:59pm. You will receive the Zoom meeting information on Wednesday, April 8.