This is a reminder regarding the following NSF updates described below.
NSF-Approved Formats for the Biosketch and Current & Pending Support
Effective October 5, 2020, NSF will begin enforcing the NSF PAPPG 20-1 requirement to use NSF-approved formats for the Biosketch and Current & Pending Support documents. Proposals due on or after October 5 must meet this requirement by ensuring that the Biosketch and Current & Pending Support documents are created using either SciENcv or the NSF fillable PDF templates (Biosketch and Current & Pending Support).
While we encourage the use of SciENcv, the NSF fillable PDF templates may be used if they are appropriate. Please review the SciENcv FAQs and fillable PDF FAQs to determine whether the use of SciENcv or the NSF fillable PDF templates is most appropriate.
Additional Training Resources:
For NSF Fillable PDF Templates for the Biosketch and Current & Pending Support documents:
- NSF PAPPG 20-1 Webinar
- NSF-Approved Formats for the Biosketch and Current & Pending Support Sections of NSF Proposals Webinar
For preparing the Biosketch and Current & Pending Support documents in SciENcv:
- NSF Biographical Sketch Video Tutorial
- NSF Current and Pending Support Video Tutorial
- NSF-specific Bookshelf Resource (includes screenshots and step-by-step instructions)
Research.gov Proposal Preparation and Submission
Additionally, please note that NSF will begin making changes to specific funding opportunity announcements to require the use of Research.gov for proposal preparation and submission to NSF. The Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO) will soon require the use of Research.gov in this manner. Please ensure that you read funding opportunity announcements closely to determine the required submission method. More information is available in the Research.gov Implementation Update Notice.
Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact your URA Pre-Award Research Administrator, or me directly.
Have a great weekend!
Assistant Director, Sponsored Programs Pre-Award
University Research Administration