New NIH Biographical Sketches and Other Support Format Pages

Earlier today, NIH released announcement NOT-OD-21-073, concerning upcoming changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format page. It is important for all NIH applicants and awardees, including PIs, senior/key personnel, and grants administrators, to read it in its entirety.

The updated Biographical Sketch and Other Support format pages will be required for applications and Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs) submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2021. It is advisable that you bookmark these pages:

Please note: PIs and senior/key personnel will be required to certify that their Other Support information is true, complete and accurate to the best of their knowledge.

Our office is in the process of reviewing the updated forms and instructions. We are scheduling webinars in the coming weeks to provide an overview of these changes. NIH is also planning to release additional resources and training materials in the coming weeks. If you are in the process of creating either a Biosketch or Other Support format page for applications and RPPRs due on or after May 25, 2021, please refer to the FAQs and instructions and contact your SPA Project Officer for any immediate questions. Additionally, we will also be collecting your questions prior to our webinars, and we will be providing guidance along with other materials to assist you. Please send your webinar questions to me at [email protected].

Thank you and please stay tuned for more information.


Stephanie F. Scott, MS, CRA

Director of Policy and Research Development

Sponsored Projects Administration

March 12, 2021