This week in DER’s “Did You Know?” Spotlight, we are focusing on a great resource that plays well into your NSF proposal. This tool is SciENcv (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sciencv/). With the 2020 National Science Foundation Proposal Guide update, new guidelines for the Biosketch and Current and Pending documents are now in effect. Both Fastlane and Research.gov portals are updated and no longer accept non-approved documents. SciENcv is already part of NCBI, NIH, and NSF, and you already have access with your eRA Commons, NSF, or NCBI login information. To assist with preparing your Biosketch and Current and Pending documents using SciENcv, feel free to utilize resources such as OSP, and SciENcv. Additional resources are available through DER, MSU Libraries, and the MSU Office of Research & Innovation.
Updated PDF Biosketch and Current and Pending templates are also available in fillable format and are approved by NSF for use in your NSF proposal. Limitations in using the templates include templates cannot be altered, the fillable boxes in the Biosketch do not scale, and space limits in Biosketch template may limit the number of products you can input. Additionally, the Current and Pending template is 15 pages long and the form cannot be shortened to exclude blank pages. This form length could impact the reviewer’s ability to scroll through the proposal package.
If you would like help learning more about these resources, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.