NIH Announces New Biosketch Format for Jan 25

There are a lot of moving parts to a grant application, but at least the biosketch stays mostly the same, right? Wrong, as of January 2015 anyway. The NIH just announced changes to the biosketch format:

1. The page limit has been increased from 4 to 5 pages

2. This space can be used to describe the findings from up to 5 of your most significant works, the background that framed these works, and their influence on your field.

3. If you’re involved in team science, you can also describe your contribution to the project.

4. You can also include references to up to 4 peer-reviewed articles or other research products, such as audio, video, patents, data, software and more.

5. Also, you can include a link to the entirety of your published work on MyBibliography or SciENcv. (SciENcv will be updated with a template for the new biosketch format in a few weeks.)

Revised forms and instructions for the new biosketch format can be found here. If you would like assistance with these bibliography/biosketch management tools on campus or how to cite non-published material, please ASK US at the library! Tobin Magle (, the biomedical sciences research support specialist, would be happy to help you navigate these tools.