Impact Multiplier Grants

Impacting the Coastal Bend Community and Beyond

The Office of Research Engagement seeks to develop and support a community of practice within TAMU-CC that is focused on being impactful by leaving a legacy in the community. As a part of that effort, Research Engagement offers Impact Multiplier Grants (IMG) to foster and facilitate community engagement using existing TAMU-CC talent, knowledge and resources to create a positive impact on the community.Broader Impacts are about creating societal benefits beyond teaching our students and adding to academic knowledge. Often it takes only small additional acts of direct community engagement to multiply societal impact and to create a ripple effect that improves lives.

Impact Multiplier Grants aim to realize this potential and to amplify TAMU-CC’s impact on the local, regional, national, or global community. 

Request for Proposals

The Office of Research Engagement calls for IMG proposals from faculty and staff. The purpose of these grants is to create or multiply immediate and long-term societal benefits, also known as Broader Impacts.  Awards will range between $1,000 and $7,500 each.  Awarded grants should have a timeline of completion within 18 months after the award date.

Dates 

Application Opens:  November 15, 2021

Application Deadline:  January 28, 2022


Broader Impacts are the driving concept behind IMG.  Broader Impacts are an important part of all grant proposals and are highly encouraged across all disciplines. They should be included whenever possible in any grant, program, or activity.   IMG proposals can be a standalone project, a proof of concept for a larger program, or an extension of an existing program's Broader Impacts.IMG applications will be evaluated on how well TAMU-CC research, knowledge, and activities will be disseminated and applied outside of the University to address economic and social issues. Awarded Impact Multiplier Grants will use research discoveries, educational processes, or institutional activities to create Broader Impacts. This fall, projects that embody a culture of innovation are especially encouraged.Broader Impacts achieve societally relevant outcomes that go beyond the expected outcomes of academic merit and university student education. Such outcomes include, but are not limited to:

  • Enhanced engagement or interaction between TAMU-CC and the community
  • Full participation of women, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities in all professional fields
  • Improved education and educator development at any level
  • Increased public literacy and public engagement with education, culture, science and technology
  • Improved health and well-being of individuals in our community (local, regional, national, or global)
  • Environmental conservation and restoration
  • Increased partnerships between academia, industry, and others
  • Enhanced infrastructure for research and education

Strong proposals will have a good potential for long-term changes that will continue beyond the initially funded activities. Think about and describe in your application any way that the activities will improve quality of life for anyone affected even if indirectly.There are resources on this site to help you better understand Broader Impacts. If you have further questions or need assistance implementing or writing about Broader Impacts for this grant application or any other, please contact Joe Miller .