NSF mandates new formats for current and pending documents, biosketches and CVs

A very important change will appear in the National Science Foundation’s 2020 Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG). Although PIs need not make this change until a date yet-to-be-announced, the NSF recommends making the following change immediately.

To create compliant biosketch and current & pending documents, researchers now must use Science Networks Curriculum Vitae. SciENcv compiles information from existing systems, including ORCiD, to create the professional profile needed for a federal grant application or annual report. Researchers also can create these documents from scratch; they will have complete control over the data.

NSF will release the 2020 PAPPG in January or February. Any changes outlined in a new PAPPG take effect approximately 90 days after its release.