NIH Biographical Sketch

In addition to the reports included in our Base Instrument, Faculty Success can add a handful of pre-constructed reports for common audiences. As part of our suite of base reports, Faculty Success maintains a custom report fitting the Biographical Sketch template for National Institute of Health (NIH) grant applications.

NIH is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and is responsible for biomedical and health-related research. NIH conducts its own research, as well as providing funding for non-NIH research projects. The Biographical Sketch is one piece used in developing applications for grants from NIH.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is NIH’s science and engineering counterpart. Faculty Success also maintains a base report of the NSF Biographical Sketch. More information about that report can be found in the article Base Reports: NSF Biographical Sketch.

In December 2014, NIH announced a new biosketch format to be used in grant applications, which will be encouraged for applications due after January 25, 2015 and required for all applications after May 25, 2015. As part of the announcement, NIH outlined the following changes:


“The new format extends the page limit from four to five pages, and allows researchers to describe up to five of their most significant contributions to science, along with the historical background that framed their research. Investigators can outline the central findings of prior work and the influence of those findings on the investigator’s field. Investigators involved in Team Science are provided the opportunity to describe their specific role(s) in the work. Each description can be accompanied by a listing of up to four relevant peer-reviewed publications or other non-publication research products, including audio or video products; patents; data and research materials; databases; educational aids or curricula; instruments or equipment; models; protocols; and software or netware that are relevant to the described contribution. In addition to the descriptions of specific contributions and documentation, researchers will be allowed to include a link to a full list of their published work as found in a publicly available digital database such as MyBibliography or SciENcv.”
Source: NOT-OD-15-024

To support the use of this new format, Faculty Success updated the NIH base report and the screen faculty use to prepare it in January 2015.

NIH Biographical Sketch 

Security Roles: Faculty Department, College and University 
NIH is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and is responsible for biomedical and health-related research. NIH conducts its own research, as well as providing funding for non-NIH research projects. The Biographical Sketch is one piece used in developing applications for grants from NIH.

The updated NIH format extends the page limit from four to five pages, and allows researchers to describe up to five of their most significant contributions to science, along with the historical background that framed their research. 

To upgrade to the new format or to add the NIH report to your instrument, simply submit a Report Setup work request with the following details:

  • Instructions to put the report in place – Please put the updated NIH biosketch report in place
  • List of security roles that should have access to run the report – A list of available security roles can be viewed by selecting the View Security Roles link on the Users and Security page.
  • A list of colleges or departments that should have access to the report, if it shouldn’t be available for all users.

As part of deploying the NIH Biosketch report, Faculty Success will put in place the below NIH Biosketch screen for users to designate information that should be included when the biosketch report is generated.

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For further questions regarding the NIH Biosketch report or other base reports provided by Faculty Success, please contact your Client Success Manager.

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