New Podcasts on the NIH Biosketch and SciENcv


Icon for the NIH All About Grants PodcastThe All About Grants podcast welcomes Dr. Neil Thakur, special assistant to the NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, and Dr. Bart Trawick, literature database lead at the NIH National Library of Medicine, as guests on its two newest podcasts, “Understanding NIH’s Biosketch Requirements” and “Using SciENcv to Create an NIH Biosketch”. Learn about the modified format for the NIH biosketch, which will be required for NIH applications submitted on or after May 25, 2015, and the origin of the Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae tool, also known as “SciENcv“, help with the creation of biosketches for NIH and NSF applications.

New to the All About Grants podcast? This series, produced by the NIH Office of Extramural Research, is designed for investigators, fellows, students, research administrators, and others just curious about the application and award process. The podcast features NIH staff members who talk about the ins and outs of NIH funding, and provide insights on grant topics from those who live and breathe the information. Listen to more episodes via the All About Grants podcast page, through iTunes, or by using our RSS feed in your podcast app of choice.


  1. This new format is only to allow people to brag themselves. The true contributions will be diluted by a bunch of non-sense self-overrated so called contributions. And this will also cause a significant headache for all the reviewers.

    1. I agree totally. This is just to make the reviewer’s job easy especially if the reviewer is not of the same field and/or speciality.

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