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NIH Biosketch: Personal Statement

NIH and AHRQ will require use of the new biosketch format in applications for research grants submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2015

Personal Statement

Briefly describe why you are well-suited for your role in the project described in this application. The relevant factors may include aspects of your training; your previous experimental work on this specific topic or related topics; your technical expertise; your collaborators or scientific environment; and your past performance in this or related fields (you may mention specific contributions to science that are not included in Section C).  

Also, you may identify up to four peer reviewed publications that specifically highlight your experience and qualifications for this project.   AS OF 25 MAY 2016peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed articles and research products can be cited in the Personal Statement.

If you wish to explain impediments to your past productivity, you may include a description of factors such as family care responsibilities, illness, disability, and active duty military service.

Using ScENcv to Complete Personal Statement

Notes: Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Only journal articles that have been published or accepted for publication may be included in the Personal Statement. AS OF 25 MAY 2016peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed articles and research products can be cited in the Personal Statement.

  • Manuscripts being prepared or under peer review can be described in the Personal Statement, (e.g. “I am preparing a manuscript for Journal on my work about X”).

  • Applicants do not need to be an author to journal articles. Listing a key article that builds on the applicant’s work is one way of doing so.

  • Publications noted in a My Bibliography account can be used to auto-populate the Personal Statement.

  • Noting four publications in the Personal Statement is optional.

Notes on Personal Statement Section

Use SciENcv to create a biosketch. My Bibliography will connect to SciENcv, allowing for auto-population of  the biosketch sections for publications and work products.

There are two ways to populate a My Bibliography collection:

To start: select the blue "Add citation" button on the upper right of the main My Bibliography page.

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A drop-down menu box will appear and prompt you to select the publication type to enter or to add the work from PubMed.

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