NSF Announces Changes to Biosketch Format
NSF is standardizing the format for biographical sketches, which are required for all senior personnel included in a proposal. According to NSF, “Using a standard format helps reduce administrative burden and improve efficiencies by providing proposers with a compliant and reusable way to maintain this information for subsequent proposal submissions to NSF, while also ensuring that the information is submitted in a searchable composition.”
Beginning in January 2020, NSF will only accept biographical sketches that are generated through use of an NSF-approved format. NSF has designated SciENcv as an approved format for NSF grant submissions and they are encouraging it’s use to prepare biographical sketches. A complete description of NSF-approved format(s) will be posted on the NSF website when the 2020 Grant Proposal Guide (PAPPG) is issued.
For additional information and "how-to" resources, please visit the MSU Office of Sponsored Programs NSF update page and refer to the 9/5/2019 post.