On April 14, 2020, Pablo Debenedetti, Dean for Research, communicated with Department Chairs and Managers regarding the National Science Foundation requirements for the use of NSF-approved formats for Biosketches and Current and Pending Support forms outlined in the agency's latest release of their Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) - NSF 20-1 , effective June 1, 2020. Dean Debenedetti requested this information be shared widely within their units.
The NSF has included two options for compliance with this new requirement. The first is the use of SciENcv, an NIH/NCBI-developed profile system that helps researchers maintain the professional information needed to generate NSF-approved Biosketch and Current and Pending support documents. Alternatively, the Biosketch and Current and Pending Support forms can be completed using new fillable-PDF forms made available by the NSF. It is important to note that the NSF will only accept one of these two options. Older versions of the Biosketch and Current and Pending Support forms will result in an error in proposal submissions beginning June 1st.
ORPA, in collaboration with the Princteon Library and the Princeton Research Data Service (PRDS) will be reaching out to heavily NSF-funded units to offer additional, more detailed training on the development and maintenance of these new formats. An overview of SciENcv was provided to the research administration community in the March Coffee with ORPA training session.