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Creating a Biographical Sketch

Biographical sketches should follow the sponsor's guidelines. Each sponsor has a set format for the information. You MUST include all required elements in the document.  Watch for page limits. Sponsors will throw out your proposal if you do not follow the rules.  

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has designated the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) ScieENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) as an NSF-approved format and encourages faculty to use it to prepare all NSF and NIH biosketches.

National Institutes of Health

Samples, - Biosketches cannot exceed 5 pages per person.

NIH Article April 2, 2019, Looking for Help Developing Your Biosketch?

National Science Foundation (NSF)

PAPPG - Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide 2019 - See page 48 (II-14) for Biosketch information - Biosketches are limited to 2 pages per person.

Changes to Biosketch and Current & Pending Support as of June 1, 2020

Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Forum Webinar Series
NSF-approved Format for Proposal Sections: Biographical Sketch and Current & Pending Support, New Award Notice, and
Demo: Separately Submitted Collaborative Proposals from Multiple Organizations
National Science Foundation
May 14, 2020

NSF Biographical Sketch Sample

NSF Biographical Sketch Template 

NSF Current & Pending Support Template


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