Broader Impacts Criterion Information

The Penn SOI deals especially with the development of the Broader Impacts criterion. As part of the National Association for Broader Impacts, SOI is dedicated to supporting innovative and effective opportunities.  

Broader Impacts may be accomplished through:

  • the research itself
  • activities directly related to specific research projects, or
  • activities supported by, but complementary to the project.

For researchers and primary investigators, the Broader Impacts criterion addresses the potential to benefit society and contribute to the achievement of specific, desired societal outcomes.

A tool unique to SOI is the STEM Outreach Matrix, a searchable collection which contains basic information about outreach programs based at Penn. Click here to visit the Matrix.


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