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SciENcv - Create Your NIH or NSF Biosketch: Background & Assistance

As of 1 June 2020, SciENcv is the required system for creation of NSF and NIH biosketches.

About SciENcv

SciENcv is "a researcher profile system for all individuals who apply for, receive or are associated with research investments from federal agencies" ( For more information about the advantages of using SciENcv, visit the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

Researchers applying to NIH are encouraged to use SciENcv to prepare their biosketches as of 1 June 2020. The NSF requires the use of SciENcv as of 23 October 2023; the NSF-fillable PDF will no longer be accepted.

This online guide provides links to NCBI resources, as well as step-by-step instructions, for the use of SciENcv in biosketch preparation.

We thank NCBI for providing the information and resources used in this guide (My NCBI Help [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Center for Biotechnology Information (US); 2005-. SciENcv. 2013 Aug 12 [Updated 14 March 2023]).

Learning and Getting Help with SciENcv

Local assistance is available from UNL personnel.

Office of Sponsored Programs: Pre-award coordinators, assigned by departments, for overall proposal review and submission.

Office of Proposal Development: Contact Tisha Mullen, Director of Proposal Development ( or 402-472-2894), to request help with the narrative components of grant applications.

UNL Libraries: Leslie Delserone (see information at right)

Data Services Librarian

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