Implementation of Changes to the NIH Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page

This notice describes implementation of the updated Other Support and Biosketch format pages and associated instructions, as outlined in NOT-OD-21-073.

To align applicant and recipient systems with NIH’s longstanding policy requirements and application requirement updates, NIH expects applicants and recipients to use the updated biosketch and other support format for applications, Just-in-Time (JIT) Reports, and Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs) as of May 25, 2021. NIH will require the use of the updated format pages for the previously mentioned submissions for anything on and after January 25, 2022. Failure to follow the appropriate formats on or after January 25, 2022 may cause NIH to withdraw applications from or delay consideration of funding.

Please note, applicants and recipients remain responsible for disclosing all research endeavors regardless of the version of the forms used. Therefore, if applicants and recipients choose not to use the updated format pages before they are required, applicants and reecipients must still capture all the necessary information. NIH is fully committed to implementing the SciENcv template for Other Support in early FY 2022.

Notice Number: NOT-OD-21-110
Release Date: April 28, 2021
Related Announcements

NOT-OD-21-073 – Upcoming Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2021

NOT-OD-21-122 -Announcing New Inbox for Inquiries Related to Changes to Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page

Please direct all inquiries to:

Grants policy inquiries:

NIH Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)
Division of Grants Policy
grantspolicy@nih.gov

Systems/forms related inquiries:

NIH Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)
Systems Policy Branch
OPERAsystemspolicy@nih.gov

Original post by NIH on April 28, 2021