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Since its establishment, researchers have been slow to embrace the 'broader impacts' aspect of US National Science Foundation grant applications, write Britt Holbrook and Robert Frodeman, two philosophers from the University of North Texas. "This resistance stems in part from the definition of the sort of research NSF is supposed to fund — basic research.

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