BIG fosters a community of practice around research and creative scholarship activities that broaden participation in higher education and the workforce, create educational and economic opportunity, and benefit society locally and globally. We work with principal investigators and broader impacts programs to seed new collaborations, develop highly competitive grant proposals, and engage the public, including K-12 students, with University of Montana research.

Our Services

BIG helps UM researchers design, implement, and evaluate broader impacts and public engagement initiatives. Learn how BIG can help PIs:

  • Explore collaboration opportunities with existing, high-impact UM programs that deliver broader impacts.
  • Write highly competitive broader impacts proposals and proposal sections.
  • Develop and implement broader impacts evaluation plans.


Collaborate with a Broader Impacts Program

Connect with existing UM programs that collaborate with researchers to deliver broader impacts engagement.


Evaluating Your Broader Impacts

Learn how BIG can help you develop and implement evaluation for your broader impacts project.


Planning Tools & Resources

Learn more about developing, implementing, and evaluating broader impacts.

Our Programs

BIG serves as the administrative home for an array of programs that put UM research to work for the public.