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May 7, 2020

NSF Updated the Approved Biosketch & Current and Pending Support Formats

Based on user feedback, NSF made improvements to the NSF-approved biographical sketch and current and pending support formats. These formats are required for proposals submitted or due on or after June 1, 2020. See Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide 20-1

The NSF resources for Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support have also been updated.

NSF encourages suggestions for improvements. Please continue to provide comments to policy@nsf.gov.

Biosketch Format Updates

  • Permit use of “et al” for publication citations in the Products section in the event that listing multiple authors makes it difficult to fit the information into the allotted space (NSF fillable format and SciENcv format)
  • Increased space for the Products section by removing instructional text. Links added to relevant PAPPG sections (NSF fillable format)
  • Removed the requirement to include the NSF ID (NSF fillable format)
  • Added a version date to the document (NSF fillable format)

Current and Pending Support Format Updates

  • Increased the number of Project/Proposal entries from 10 to 15 to support the majority of proposals submitted to NSF (NSF fillable format);
  • Updated the Award Number field to allow entry of both numbers and letters (NSF fillable format and SciENcv format)
  • Replaced the “Calendar Year” label with “Year” to be consistent with PAPPG guidance (NSF fillable format and SciENcv format)
  • Removed the requirement to include the NSF ID (NSF fillable format)
  • Added a version date to the document (NSF fillable format)