Biosketch and Other Support Update

New NIH Biographical Sketches and Other Support Format Pages

On March 12, NIH released announcement NOT-OD-21-073 concerning upcoming changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format page. It is critical for all NIH applicants and awardees, including PIs, senior/key personnel, and grants administrators, to read it in its entirety. NIH is also planning to release additional resources and training materials in the coming weeks.

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.  In the meantime, we recommend that you bookmark these pages and begin to update your biosketch and other support:

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

On March 30, Kathy Kyler presented the required changes to the Biosketch format. Click here to view the webinar and here to download the slides. 

However, the changes to Other Support are significant enough that we will be holding a special session to review these requirements on April 21. Please register early and plan on attending this critical update. 

To register:

April 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Topic: Writing NIH Other Support Pages

Please register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Additionally, we will be collecting your questions prior to the webinar and will address as many of these as we can.  Please send your webinar questions to the Office of Research Administration (,