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 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.