Developing Biosketches: How to Create a Biosketch for NIH/NSF Grant Proposals

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Biosketches are a key component of most major grant proposal packages, highlighting the skills and experiences of the principal investigator (PI), key personnel, and core project team members. Similar to a curriculum vitae, biosketches are used by grant proposal reviewers to assess whether the researcher(s) has demonstrated the ability to successfully complete the project they are proposing. Biosketches must conform to specific formats, both in terms of content and required ordering, with requirements varying by funding agency and project type. The National Institute of Health (NIH) Biosketch is the most common format. Stefanie Lapka, health sciences librarian, will teach how to create NIH Biosketches that adhere to agency requirements and connect to publication histories using the tools SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae), My Bibliography, and ORCID.

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Biosketches, health sciences, National Institute of Health (NIH) Biosketch, University of Houston Libraries

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