Events to Help You Develop Your Plans

Departmental BPC Plan Events

The Departmental BPC Plan serves to coordinate BPC activities within a department and provide context for the activities proposed by PIs in their Project BPC Plan.

Project BPC Plan Events

A Project BPC Plan is submitted to NSF as a supplementary document that details the proposed BPC activities of the PIs. A Project BPC Plan may reference and link to one or more Departmental BPC Plans.

Upcoming Departmental BPC Plan Events:


Departmental BPC Plan Writing Workshop

We are offering two free virtual Departmental BPC Plan Events in Summer 2020. Visit this page for more details.

  • Based on BPC Plan Workshop participants’ feedback, we are adding a Workshop Day 3 on August 13, 2020, which will be another opportunity for participants to receive feedback on their plans. All July and August BPC Plan Workshop participants are invited to attend Day 3, and have received information about Day 3 via email.
  • If you are interested in attending Day 3 but did not attend the July or August BPC Plan Workshops, email to determine your eligibility.

Upcoming Project BPC Plan Events:


Writing a BPC Plan for Your NSF Proposal

  • Description: Hear from NSF Program officer Dr. Jeff Forbes and contributor Dr. Colleen Lewis about strategies for developing an impactful BPC Plan for submission with CISE NSF proposals.
  • Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
  • Time: 1pm Pacific/2pm Mountain/3pm Central/4pm Eastern
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Register: LINK


Past Departmental BPC Plan Events:


  • BPC Plan Writing Workshop: Workshop 1 (Materials will be posted soon): July 13-14, 2020
  • BPC Plan Writing Workshop: Workshop 2 (Materials will be posted soon): August 6-7, 2020
  • Developing Department Plans for Broadening Participation in Computing for NSF Grants
  • Departmental Plans for Broadening Participation in Computer Science
    • Slides: LINK
    • Date: November 13-15, 2019
    • Location: University of Illinois


Past Project BPC Plan Events:


  • Writing a BPC Plan for Your NSF Proposal
    • Date: July 16, 2020
    • Slides: LINK 
    • Video: LINK
  • BPC Plans for NeTS and CNS researchers
    • Date: June 3, 2020
    • Information: LINK
    • Video: LINK