Although not required until January 2022, more and more applicants and recipients are following our advice and transitioning now to the updated formats and instructions for biosketch and other support documents. As a result, we’ve received a number of requests for additional clarification to our policies. We’ve updated and added FAQs, posted clarified instructions, and adjusted our other support sample document in response. All of these improved resources are accessible from our biosketch and other support pages.
Here’s a sample of new/updated FAQs:
- NIH does not allow electronic signatures on attachments in electronic applications. Will electronic signatures be accepted on Other Support submissions?
- Do outside consulting activities have to be reported in Other Support?
- Does NIH require disclosure of recently completed support in Other Support?
- The Biosketch instructions state that all positions and scientific appointments must be provided. Does this refer to active positions and appointments, or all positions a researcher has ever held?
If you’ve checked out our resources and still have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.