December 05, 2014

NIH Pushes Back Requirement Date for New Biosketch Format

The National Institutes of Health has published Update: New Biographical Sketch Format Required for NIH and AHRQ Grant Applications Submitted for Due Dates on or After May 25, 2015 (NOT-OD-15-032). The new notice supercedes NOT-OD-15-024 that required the new biosketch format for January 25, 2015 applications.

NIH and AHRQ have changed the requirement date from January 25 to May 25, 2015, to provide some latitude for applicants who have already been compiling biosketches for large grant applications with deadlines in early in 2015.

NIH and AHRQ encourage applicants to use the new biosketch format for all grant and cooperative agreement applications submitted before May 25, and will require use of the new format for applications submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2015.

November 26, 2014 Research Advocate: NIH and AHRQ Requiring New Biographical Sketch Format