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 biosketch tells the story of an individual’s expertise to carry out the specific project. Sponsors typically request that PIs highlight only experiences relevant to the proposal. Bios of all senior/key personnel involved in the project are typically required elements.
Biosketches must be submitted for each individual who meets the definition of Senior/Key Personnel and Other Significant Contributor. Include individuals who meet the definition of senior/key regardless of what organization they work for.
- WU Becker Library Guide: The NIH Biosketch
- WU Becker Library Guide: NCBI’s My Bibliography
- NCBI Guide: Create a My NCBI Account
- NIH NLM Guide: New NIH Biosketch Available in SciENcv (with screen shots)
- WU Becker Library Guide: My SciENcv
- Video (3:34): NCBI Tutorial: SciENcv Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae
- Video (3:42): NCBI Tutorial: Integrating ORCiD with SciENcv
- Webinar by NCBI (31:55): Create your Biosketch with SciENcv
- NCBI: SciENcv Help Guide
- Tipsheet: Using SciENcv for Biosketches