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NIH Biosketch Resources

As of May 25, 2015 NIH requires applicants to use the new biosketch format. Notable changes to the new format are:

  • Page limit increases from four to five pages
  • New Section C-Contribution to Science, requires researchers to describe their most significant contributions (not to exceed five). Each description should be limited to one-half page or less and should summarize the following:
    • Provide historical background that frames the scientific problem
    • Outline findings of prior work and subsequent effect
    • Describe role in the discoveries
    • Reference up to four peer-reviewed publications or non-publication research products for each discovery
    • Provide a link to a full list of publications in a publicly accessible database such as MyNCBI or SciENcv