Partnerships for Broader Impacts Design


Partnerships for Broader Impacts Design is a three-year project to create a toolkit that will assist universities and informal science education organizations (ISEs) in develop robust institutional partnerships through collaborative design of education-based Broader Impacts (BI) experiences. The project builds on the successful Portal to the Public framework, a national public engagement training program for scientists.


The application period for new partnerships is now open. The project seeks up to six new partnerships to join our efforts, each consisting of one university and one ISE organization. Applications are due August 20, 2018. To learn more about the project or to apply, download our application.


For any questions, please contact Eve Klein, Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Learning Innovation (

The project is funded by the National Science Foundation, and is a collaboration between Cornell University, Oregon State University’s Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning, Pacific Science Center, Sciencenter, University of Washington – Bothell, University of Wisconsin – Madison, the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, and the Institute for Learning Innovation.


National Science Foundation

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.

Institute of Museum and Library Services

This project has been made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Pacific Science Center

The Portal to the Public Network is facilitated by Pacific Science Center.