Reminder: NIH Biosketch Requirements for Due Dates On or After May 25, 2015

The modified biosketch format is required for applications submitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for due dates on or after May 25, 2015. Biosketch format pages, instructions, samples and FAQs are available on the Biosketches section of the SF424 (R&R) Forms and Applications page.

NIH encourages you to use the Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) system to generate your biosketch in the new format. NIH’s National Library of Medicine/National Center Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has published a number of resources, such as a video tutorial and user guide, to help you use SciENcv.

SciENcv provides you with full control of the content displayed in the SciENcv biosketches.

If you have an NIH eRA Commons, National Science Foundation FastLane, My NCBI/My Bibliography, and/or ORCID account, you can easily populate your SciENcv profiles with information from any or all of these accounts.

  • New Podcasts on the NIH Biosketch and SciENcv

The All About Grants podcast welcomes Dr. Neil Thakur, special assistant to the NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, and Dr. Bart Trawick, literature database lead at the NIH National Library of Medicine, as guests on its two newest podcasts, “Understanding NIH’s Biosketch Requirements” and “Using SciENcv to Create an NIH Biosketch”. Learn about the modified format for the NIH biosketch, which will be required for NIH applications submitted on or after May 25, 2015, and the origin of the Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae tool, also known as “SciENcv“, help with the creation of biosketches for NIH and NSF applications.

New to the All About Grants podcast? This series, produced by the NIH Office of Extramural Research, is designed for investigators, fellows, students, research administrators, and others just curious about the application and award process. The podcast features NIH staff members who talk about the ins and outs of NIH funding, and provide insights on grant topics from those who live and breathe the information. Listen to more episodes via the All About Grants podcast page, through iTunes, or by using our RSS feed in your podcast app of choice.