Preparing NSF-Approved Formats for the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support

A revised National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG), known as NSF 20-1, has been released, and will be effective on June 1, 2020. NSF-approved formats for the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support will be effective for new proposals submitted or due on/after October 5, 2020. NSF will continue to implement all other changes within PAPPG 20-1 beginning June 1, 2020. 

Biographical Sketch

  • SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) allows the researcher to quickly create and maintain their NSF Biographical Sketch, and to integrate publications and other profile information from ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier). The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) encourages GW researchers to use ORCID for listing NSF publications to simplify entering and updating publications in one place, and then import the publication records into other systems, including SciENcv.
  • Training resources are available on the SciENcv website.

Gelman Library ORCID Research Guide

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Current and Pending Support

Additional Resources

NSF will continue to keep the research community informed as approved formats and related information become available, and this information will be available on NSF websites for Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support.