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SciENcv - Create Your NIH or NSF Biosketch: NSF Current & Pending Support

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

Using NSF Current & Pending Support

To create an NSF Current and Pending Support document in the NSF compliant PDF format, go to the SciENCV box in My NCBI and click Manage SciENCV to access your SciENCV documents page. In the Science documents, page click Create New Document.

Enter a name for your new document (see A below).

Select NSF Current and Pending Support (C & PS) (B).

Select Start with a blank document or select an existing NSF C & PS document from the drop-down list (C).

Choose to make your NSF C & PS document public or private (D) and click Create. You may change the sharing status for this document at any time.

Example of SciENcv template with labeled areas. A is Document Name, B is Format, C is Data Source, and D is Public or Private Sharing.

The NSF Current & Pending Support document will include your first and last name. The personal information edit window includes an option to add the NSF ID and the ORCID iD to your document.

The NSF Current & Pending Support document consists of two sections:

  • Project/Proposal Information
  • In-Kind Contribution Information

Project/Proposal Information

In the Project/Proposal Information section, select the type of support (see A below), current or pending, or whether a submission for support is planned. For projects that received funding from a different source prior to NSF support, select Transfer of support. List your project or proposal title, project or award number (if available), source of support (NSF or other support source), project primary place of performance, and if available, the project support start and end dates (see B below).

The project/proposal total award amount is the award provided or requested for the entire project/proposal period and it should include indirect costs (see C below). Note that organizational start-up packages provided to individuals from the proposing organization are not required to be reported. Start-up packages from sources other than the proposing organization must be reported. Faculty academic year salary is not considered current and pending support for this document. For information regarding gifts, see the NSF FAQs for Current and Pending Support.

Information regarding the number of staff committed to the project for each year is required (see D below). For multiple entries, click Save & add another entry (see E below).

Example of SciENcv template with labeled areas. A Current or Pending, B is Source of Support, C is Total Award Amount, D is Person-Months Per Calendar Year, and E is Save and Add Another Entry.

In-Kind Contribution Information

In the In-Kind Information section, select the support status, current or pending; list your source of support (NSF or other support source), and the project primary place of performance (see A below).

In the Summary of In-Kind Contributions (see B below), include in-kind support such as office or laboratory space, equipment, supplies, technical support staff, etc. If the in-kind contributions are intended for use on a project being proposed to NSF, the information must be included as part of the Facilities, Equipment and Other Resources section of the proposal and need not be replicated in the Current and Pending Support document. Note that in-kind contributions not intended for use on the project being proposed also must be reported in the Current and Pending Support document.

Information regarding the number of staff committed to the project for each year is required (see C below).

The Dollar Value of In-Kind Contribution is the assigned value to contributions listed in the summary of in-kind contributions and to the number of staff committed to the project for the entire project period (see D below). For information regarding gifts, see the NSF FAQs for Current and Pending Support.

For multiple entries, click Save & add another entry (see E below).

Example of SciENcv template with labeled areas. A Current or Pending, B is Summary of In-Kind Contributions, C is Person-Months Per Calendar Year, D is Dollar Value of In-Kind Contribution, and E is Save and Add Another Entry.

The NSF Current and Pending Support document can be downloaded in a PDF format that is NSF compliant. Click the PDF link on the upper right corner of the document, as shown below.

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