NIH Biosketch Form

Purpose of this Form

An NIH biosketch is required for all Senior/Key Personnel included in NIH grant applications and is used to showcase your education, professional experience, contributions to science and scholarly activities, along with current and completed research support.

NIH updated their biosketch format for applications due on/after May 25, 2015 (see NOT-OD-15-032). The new format applies to all programs (e.g., research, training, fellowship) and all types of applications (e.g., new, resubmission, revision, renewal, progress reports).


General Biographical Sketch Sample

Forms Version C (use also for Fellowship Sponsor/Co-Sponsors)

Fellowship Applicant Biographical Sketch Samples

Forms Version C (use only for individual predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships, dissertation research grants [R36],and Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research [Admin Suppl])


For fellowship applications, the applicant must use the NIH fellowship applicant biosketch. Fellowship sponsor/co-sponsors must use the NIH general biosketch.

Form Facts

Form Type: Word Document

Updated: 11/06/2015

Owner: Sponsored Projects Services

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