June 17, 2019

Upcoming: NSF-Approved Biographical Sketch Format

As of January 1, 2020, when a new iteration of the PAPPG is issued, the National Science Foundation will only accept PDFs for biographical sketches that are generated through use of an NSF-approved format. A description of NSF-approved format(s) will be posted on the NSF website when the new PAPPG is issued. The biographical sketch and file format requirements will apply to NSF proposals submitted through Research.gov and Grants.gov.

In preparation for this new requirement, COGR has issued information that NSF has designated the National Institutes of Health’s SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) as an NSF-approved format for submission of biographical sketch(es) and is encouraging its use to prepare a biographical sketch for inclusion in proposals to NSF.

Multiple training resources are available on the SciENcv website. The following website resources may be of assistance to proposers preparing a biographical sketch using the SciENcv format:
UC Berkeley is not currently an institutional member for the purposes of creating the CV using the National Institutes of Health’s SciENcv. Therefore, Berkeley Principal Investigators cannot use the “third party sign in option.”

Berkeley PIs have been able to gain access by signing in with a personal ORCID and creating a separate account.
Note: A draft version of the PAPPG has been published in the Federal Register for public comment. The deadline for submission of comments is COB July 29, 2019.

May 29, 2019 Research Advocate: NSF Requests Comments: New Version of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide