NIH Provides Additional Clarifications to Biosketch and Other Support Policies

Although not required by NIH until January 2022, more and more applicants and recipients are following the advice from NIH and transitioning now to the updated formats and instructions for biosketch and other support documents.  As a result, NIH has received a number of requests for additional clarification to their policies. They’ve updated and added FAQs, posted clarified instructions, and adjusted their other support sample document in response. All of these improved resources are accessible from both their biosketch and other support pages.

Here’s a sample of new/updated NIH FAQs:

Look for the blue "updated" sticker and  yellow "new" sticker stickers in the NIH biosketch FAQs and other support FAQs for additional clarifications.

If you’ve checked out their resources and still have questions, please email


Original post by NIH on August 2, 2021