Good Afternoon. Please see below for a notice from NSF re: the designation of SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) as an NSF-approved format for submission of
Information and multiple training resources are available at the SciENcv website:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sciencv/ including a short
YouTube video. Beginning with the next iteration of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures
Guide (PAPPG) (anticipated effective date, January 2020), NSF 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 PAPPG
If you have any issues with SciENcv, the
UF Libraries can provide assistance.
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Sent: Monday, June 17, 2019 3:05 PM
To: Stroud,Lisa C <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: NSF-approved Biographical Sketch Format
Please be advised that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has designated the National Institutes of Health’s
(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.
In accordance with the current
Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide
(PAPPG) (NSF 19-1), a biographical sketch (limited to two pages) is required for each individual identified as senior personnel on a proposal, and a separate biographical sketch PDF file, or other NSF-approved format, must be uploaded in FastLane for each
designated individual (see
PAPPG Chapter II.C.2.f.). The biographical sketch and file format requirements also apply to NSF proposals submitted through Research.gov and Grants.gov.
Use of an NSF-approved format aims to 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 with the next iteration of the PAPPG (anticipated effective date, January 2020), NSF 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 PAPPG is issued. A draft version of the PAPPG was published in the
Federal Register for public comment. The deadline for submission of comments is COB July 29, 2019.
Multiple training resources are available on the
SviENcv website. The following website resources may be of assistance to proposers preparing a biographical sketch using the SciENcv format:
YouTube Video: SciENcv Tutorial
YouTube Video: Integrating with ORCID
We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues. If you have IT system-related questions, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532 or
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