NSF Biosketch Information:
NSF requires a biographical sketch (limited to two pages) for each individual identified as senior personnel. Detailed information about the content is available in the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Chapter II.C.2.f.
The PAPPG requires that publication citations "include full citation information, including (where applicable and practicable) the names of all authors..." Senior personnel that wish to include publications in the products section of the biographical sketch that include multiple authors may, at their discretion, choose to list one or more of the authors and then "et al." in lieu of including the complete listing of authors' names. See the PAPPG Chapter II.C.2.f(i)(c) for complete information.
NSF CNP Information:
NSF requires information on all current and pending support for ongoing projects and proposals. Detailed information about the content is available in the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter, II.C.2.h.
Use of an NSF-approved format for the biographical sketch and all current and pending support will be required upon implementation of the PAPPG (NSF 20-1), for all proposals submitted or due on or after October 5, 2020. NSF recently recorded a webinar on the use of NSF-approved formats.
Fillable NSF Biosketch PDF
Fillable NSF CNP PDF
NSF-approved Formats Webinar
NSF 20-1 PAPPG – Biosketches and Current and Pending Support Forms Webinar
ORSP has recorded a webinar to provide useful information on the updates to NSF’s biosketches and current and pending support forms. Click the link below to be directed to the recording! The slides are also provided as an additional resource.
PAPPG 20-1 Biosketches and CNP Forms Webinar
PAPPG 20-1 Biosketches and CNP Support Slides
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