CHI 2011 SIG: Applying the NSF Broader Impacts Criteria to
Juan E. Gilbert, Margaret Burnett, Richard E. Ladner, Mary Beth Rosson,
Broader impacts emerged as a major concern in a recent evaluation of
the Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) at the U.S. National
Science Foundation (NSF). Evaluators found that the intellectual merit
contributions from the CNS investigators were strong, but broader
impacts could (and should) be improved. As a result, a summit was held
in Washington, D.C., to clarify and strengthen the broader
impacts criteria for computing research. In this SIG meeting, we will
discuss the outcomes of this summit, with particular attention to
broader impacts in human- computer interaction research.
COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (H.R.5116.ENR)
- Provides the full text of the America COMPETES Act. Section 526 concerns the Broader Impacts Review Criterion.
Impacts of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010
- Discusses the broader impacts criteria and includes the relevant section of the America COMPETES Act.
- Broader Impacts : What, Why, and How
- An introduction to the Broader Impacts Criterion.
- Disseminates slides, videos, and reports from the NSF CISE
Broader Impacts Summit that took place in June, 2010.
- ICSE 2011 panel on Broader Impacts
- Slides from a similar panel on the NSF Broader Impacts criterion at the 2011 International Conference on Software Engineering.
Proposal Processing and Review
- Describes current review criteria and process for NSF grant proposals.
Science Board Task Force on Merit Review
- Reports on the activities of this task force, which is
charged with evaluating and revising the NSF merit review criteria.
- SIGCHI U.S. Public Policy Committee
- Provides contact information for committee members along with information about the committee's activites.
Additional news and resources will be posted as they become available.
Created May 5, 2011 by Janet
Last modified August 10, 2011