Impact Statements

Impact statements describe the institutional context for your research and explain the likely positive effects of grant funding. Some sponsors require you to include this information in a specific section of the proposal. Others don't, but including this information in a proposal will generally strengthen it, so consider mining these documents when writing any proposal. For NSF and NIH, they should be used as templates on which to base your own individualized statement. They aren't intended to be used verbatim.