A biosketch is a common grant proposal element used by external sponsors to asses a researcher’s professional background in relation to the project. The biosketch depicts, in brief, chronological form, the PI’s professional accomplishments.

The bio should tell the story of an individual’s expertise to carry out the specific project. Sponsors typically request that PIs edit their list to highlight experiences relevant to the proposal. Bios of all senior/key personnel involved in the project are typically required elements.