Many federal agencies—like the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture—demand more than just good research when awarding grants. These agencies also require that funded projects make "broader impacts" by increasing the public's understanding of science and technology.
Achieving broader impacts
EESC can help you develop and deliver a communication and outreach strategy that meets federal requirements for broader impacts through:
- Teaching, training, and learning
- Broad dissemination of information
- Focus on long-term benefits to society
- Logical connections between outputs and outcomes
- Participation of underrepresented groups
Collaborating with EESC to build broader impacts into your grant proposal will increase your chances for funding now and position you for future reauthorization of your research.
Working with EESC
To make scientific and technological achievements accessible to a broad audience, researchers need teams that include experienced educators and communicators. For almost three decades, EESC has collaborated with the OSU Extension and research community to help real people grasp real issues in science and technology. Our award-winning products are used across the state and the nation.
See how our strategy (PDF) will make your grant more successful.
Contact us to learn more about how we can work together to design a strategy that ensures your research reaches more people in more meaningful ways.