Funding Applications and Progress Reports

Updated 12/6/2022

“Other Support” or “Current and Pending Support”

Many sponsors request that applicants provide summaries of their current and anticipated grant and contract funding, as well as other resources that may be available for the individual’s research. 

Other Support/Current and Pending Support includes all resources made available to a researcher in support of and/or related to all of their research endeavors, regardless of whether or not they have monetary value and regardless of whether they are based at the institution the researcher identifies for the current grant.  This includes resources and/or financial support from all foreign and domestic entities, including, but not limited to, financial support for laboratory personnel, and provision of high-value materials that are not freely available (e.g., biologics, chemicals, model systems, technology, etc.). Other support does not include training awards, prizes or gifts).

Information requested usually includes sponsor, project title, period of performance, committed effort,  amount funded or sought and in-kind contributions.

Biographical Sketches/Biosketches

Senior personnel (or Senior Key Personnel), as well as Other Significant Contributors, are required to submit biographical sketches as part of the grant or contract proposal package. Funding agencies require that senior persons disclose all academic, professional, or institutional appointments and positions, beginning with the current appointment (including the associated organization and location). Appointments and positions include any titled academic, professional, or institutional position whether or not remuneration is received, and whether full-time, part-time, or voluntary (including adjunct, visiting, or honorary). Professional appointments include all current domestic and foreign appointments outside of the individual's academic, professional, or institutional appointments at Columbia University.

Please note that this is an active area of rulemaking by sponsoring agencies. This website will be updated and the Columbia community notified when sponsoring agencies issue new rules, guidance or clarifications regarding disclosure requirements for “other support" or appointments. For agency specific guidance, see below. 

Agency Specific Disclosure Requirements