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NIH Postpones Changes to BioSketch and Other Support Pages

May 4, 2021, 18:30 PM by Melodi Moore

On April 28, NIH NOT-OD-21-110 postponed the changes to submissions on and after January 25, 2022.

In March, NIH released NOT-OD-21-073 stating that in order to align with other federal agencies, NIH was making changes to the format of the biosketch and other support pages.  These changes are outlined below:

Format Page


Biographical Sketch Format Page

Section B ‘Positions and Honors’ has been renamed ‘Positions, Scientific Appointments, and Honors’.

For the non-Fellowship Biosketch, Section D. has been removed.

For the Fellowship Biosketch, Section D has been updated to remove ‘Research Support.’

As applicable, all applicants may include details on ongoing and completed research projects from the past three years that they want to draw attention to within the personal statement, Section A.

Other Support Format Page

The format page has been re-organized to separate funded projects from in-kind contributions.

Signature block added, for Program Director/Principal Investigator or Other Senior/Key Personnel to certify the accuracy of the information submitted. Each PD/PI or senior/key personnel must electronically sign their respective Other Support form as a PDF prior to submission.