NSF Broader Impacts

Once selected by the IPL for support, principal Investigators may add the following language to the section on “Broader Impacts of the Proposed Work”:

To ensure that our research informs policy decisions and debates, we will employ the services of MIT’s International Policy Lab (IPL). The IPL works with a small number of MIT researchers -- selected by core IPL faculty -- to:

  • Connect them directly to policy makers and members of the wider policy community (think tanks, media, NGOs, industry groups, etc.);
  • Help them craft policy briefs, speeches, and opinion pieces;
  • Support other activities that introduce their research to non-academic audiences; and
  • Track the broader impact of their research.