Getting Started

Are you looking for help to create your Biosketch? This guide will help walk you through what you need to know, from logging into SciENcv and linking your ORCID to make it easier to populate your biosketch. 

What is a biosketch? 

A biographical sketch or biosketch is a document highlighting the qualifications of key personnel for a specific role in a proposed grant project. The NIH and NSF require a biosketch for senior or key personnel applying for and renewing grants with each agency.

What is SciENcv?

Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) is an electronic system that researchers can use to create and maintain biosketches that must be submitted with NIH and NSF grant applications and annual reports. SciENcv pulls information from other systems, including MyNCBI, ORCID, and eRA commons in order to ease administrative burden and allow researchers to quickly create and recreate a biosketch for each grant application or annual report.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will require biographical sketches and current and pending support to be generated using the online platform, SciENcvfor all NSF proposals due on or after October 23, 2023.

 The NSF announcement regarding these changes can be found here.