FAQs related to the NIH Biosketch
Q1: When is the new Biosketch format required?
A1: The new Biosketch format is required for submissions on/after May 25th. However, NIH will not administratively withdraw an application for using the older format until January 25th, 2022.
Q2: What needs to be included in the new Biosketch format and how does it need to be ordered?
A2: NIH requires items listed in reverse chronological order. List all current positions and scientific appointments both domestic and foreign, including affiliations with foreign entities or governments. This also includes titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received, and whether full-time, part-time, or voluntary (including adjunct, visiting, or honorary).
Q3: How far back should I list positions and appointments in the Biosketch?
A3: NIH states that researchers must list all current positions and scientific appointments both domestic and foreign, including affiliations with foreign entities or governments…If not currently located at the applicant organization, include the expected position at the applicant organization and the expected start date.