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NSF SciENcv Requirement

The mandate to use SciENcv for preparation of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support documents will go into effect for new proposals submitted or due on or after October 23, 2023.

We strongly encourage investigators to create their SciENcv account and begin generating NSF-compliant Biosketches and Current and Pending Support documents by September 1, 2023.


NSF has partnered with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to use SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae, which enables researchers to assemble their professional information, including expertise, employment, education and professional accomplishments, to generate NSF-compliant personnel documents. Adoption of this single, common profile system for federal grants reduces administrative burden for researchers.

Using SciENcv

This job aid will assist you in creating your SciENcv account and creating the required documents.

Using your ORCID iD with SciENcv

Researchers are encouraged to obtain an ORCID iD (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) to help them prepare NSF documents using SciENcv. An ORCID iD is a free persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher. ORCID is a space to collect all of your scholarly works, from traditional articles to art works and dance performances to datasets and more.

Register for an ORCID iD.

Linking your ORCID account in SciENcv will import your profile information and publication data into your SciENcv profile. See the job aid for more instructions.

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