NSF and SciENcv Deadlines

August 9, 2023

The use of SciENcv to create approved senior personnel documents for NSF proposal submission and annual/final reports will become mandatory on October 23, 2023. The existing PDF templates for NSF current and pending (C&P) and biographical sketches will no longer be accepted starting on that date.

There are a variety of training resources for getting started in SciENcv that are available on the NCBI website which is a National Institute of Health (NIH) platform that houses SciENcv: 

NCBI Tutorial: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/ncbi/workshops/2023-02_SciENcv/SciENcv_what2know.html

NCBI Help Manual: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK3843/

SciENcv Help: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK154494/

My Bibliography Help: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK53595/

There are also resources on YouTube. A few of those links are listed below:

SciENcv Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGyHX85DIcE

Biographical Sketch (NSF): https://youtu.be/hOzltEU0HXw

C&P (Other) Support (NSF): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGegfyAATpk

SciENcv can be integrated with ORCID to help load applicable publications into your biosketch:

SciENcv: Integrating with ORCID: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_cKSRr7TJ4

Do not wait until the last minute to register and begin creating your documents in SciENcv, as with all systems there is a learning curve. Other Federal departments and agencies will likely recommend the use of SciENcv soon as there is a push at the Federal level to harmonize processes between federal sponsors.

Currently, the use of SciENcv is also being recommended by the following:

  • NIH for creating Biosketches and Fellowship Biosketches; Other Support coming soon!
  • The Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) for creating Biosketches
  • The Department of Energy (DOE) for creating Biosketches and Current and Pending (Other) Support documents on some solicitations.