Runway to Broader Impacts

Build research partnerships with extramural organizations





The Runway to Broader Impacts initiative, led through a collaboration of Northeastern’s Community-Engaged Teaching & Research (CETR) team, Research Development, and the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs is an academic-year program that will engage a cohort of scholar-practitioners in:

  • Learning about applying the Toolkit for Broader Impacts developed by Advancing Research Impacts in Society (ARIS, formerly NABI), an NSF-funded national network dedicated to building capacity, advancing scholarship, growing partnerships and providing resources to help researchers partner with communities and demonstrate the societal impact of their research;
  • Engaging with the Principles of Anti-Oppressive Community Engagement developed by colleagues at Northeastern and applying those principles to their own work;
  • Developing research proposals with community partners for funding opportunities such as NSF CAREER Awards, NIH Community-Based Participatory Research programs, and foundation-sponsored research; and,
  • Working collaboratively to develop personalized plans for facilitating community partnerships.

Runway to Broader Impacts Participants will participate in a series of six peer learning and discussion sessions over the course of the academic year and will be formally recognized for their participation in this professional development program.

Program Facilitators

Becca Berkey, PhD, Director of Community Engaged Teaching and Research

Kimberly Lucas, PhD, Professor of the Practice in Public Policy and Economic Justice, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Liz Allen, PhD, Research Development Officer

The first cohort of the Runway to Broader Impacts Peer Learning Group program will meet Sept 2022- April 2023. 

Fall meeting dates are as follows:

  • Monday, September 26
  • Tuesday, October 25
  • Wednesday, November 30

We’re looking forward to engaging faculty members with diverse backgrounds and expertise who are developing new research partnerships and/or innovative approaches to engaging with non-academic collaborators. Please email with questions.

Contact Research Development:

177 Huntington Ave | Boston MA, 02115