New NSF PAPPG Includes the Mandated Use of SciENcv

May 10, 2022

The NSF released its draft PAPPG for public comment in mid-April (effective January 2023).  One of the changes to be aware of is the mandate of the use of SciENcv in NSF proposals.  The specific language includes:

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e. Certification Provided by Senior Personnel - FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Section 223 In accordance with the FY 2021, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Section 223, senior personnel are required to certify in SciENcv that the information provided in their Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support documents are accurate, current, and complete. Senior personnel are required to update their Current and Pending Support disclosures prior to award, and at any subsequent time the agency determines appropriate during the term of the award. False representations may be subject to prosecution and liability pursuant to, but not limited to, 18 U.S.C. §§287, 1001, 1031 and 31 U.S.C. §§3729-3733 and 3802. See additional information on NSF Disclosure Requirements in Chapter II.B.

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(a) Senior Personnel- This section of the proposal is used to assess how well qualified the individual, team, or organization is to conduct the proposed activities. A separate biographical sketch (limited to three pages) must be provided for each individual designated as senior personnel through use of SciENcv - Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae. SciENcv will produce an NSF-compliant PDF version of the biographical sketch. Senior personnel must prepare, save, certify, and submit these documents as part of their proposal via or

Please stay tuned for additional information to be released by ORPA and the Office of Research Data and Open Scholarship in the Library in the coming weeks to assist our community with this transition.