NSF Is Changing Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Documents
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is currently finalizing a revised Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) for use in 2020, and anticipates that the revised PAPPG will be released in the coming months. As is standard practice, the PAPPG will be effective 90 days after its release. This new version incorporates changes to the preparation and submission of the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending documents using SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae.
Use of the SciENcv NSF-approved format for the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending documents will be required upon implementation of the PAPPG.
The UF Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) strongly encourages proposers to begin using SciENcv now for preparation of the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending documents in anticipation of the upcoming NSF requirements.
- NSF is partnering with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to use SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae as an NSF-approved format for use in preparation of both the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support sections of an NSF proposal.
- SciENcv allows proposers to integrate their ORCiD to enable pre-population for the Biographical Sketch. UF’s Libraries has great resources to assist with registering for an ORCiD, connecting it to your UF Directory profile, or learning more about ORCiD.
- Additional resources including video tutorials are available on the SciENcv website.