For applications due on or after May 25, 2021, there are important changes to the NIH Biosketch:
Instead, investigators are encouraged to mention important funding support to Section A: Personal Statement:
including ongoing and completed research projects from the past three years that you want to draw attention to (previously known as research support)
Also, in Section B:
List in reverse chronological order all positions and scientific appointments both domestic and foreign, including affiliations with foreign entities or governments. This includes titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received, and whether full-time, part-time, or voluntary (including adjunct, visiting, or honorary). High school students and undergraduates may include any previous positions. For individuals who are not currently located at the applicant organization, include the expected position at the applicant organization and the expected start date.
All of these changes are available in the NIH Biosketch format and template page at the NIH. Continue to use the current format for any applications due before May 25, 2021. There are two tabs on the format page: one for the upcoming format, and one for the current format.
The NIH believes the new format will:
Key differences between the old and the new biosketch format:
In October of 2015, the NIH released "clarifications " to the NIH biosketch format, effective May 25, 2016.