Increasingly, federal and private funding agencies are turning their focus and support to researchers and scholars who can communicate both the intellectual merit and broader impact of their work. This emphasis celebrates the scientist, social scientist, or humanist whose work makes a lasting impression on his or her intellectual community and society. Examples of funding agencies that privilege broader impacts include (but are not limited to): The Fulbright ProgramThe National Science Foundation, and The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans Program.

UChicagoGRAD has compiled the following list of opportunities to help students find venues where they can connect with their community, promote training and learning, broaden interest in their research or field, enhance infrastructure for research or education, and disseminate the importance of their work. For direct contact information at some of these organizations, please contact Beth Powers, Director of Fellowships and Writing in UChicagoGRAD.

Broader Impacts connections at the University of Chicago: 

​Broader Impacts connections in Hyde Park and Chicago: