Resources for Seed Grants - NSF


NSF New Guidelines 

New NSF-approved formats for Biographical Sketches and Current and Pending Support required for all NSF proposals with deadlines on or after June 1, 2020 (OSU/OSP link)

June 1, 2020:  All proposals submitted to NSF for a deadline on or after June 1, 2020 must utilize one of the two NSF-approved formats for the Biographical Sketches and for the Current and Pending Support forms.

The two approved formats are SciENcv and an NSF Fillable PDF. NSF will prevent submission of any proposals that do not use one of the approved formats.

NSF-Biosketch update

NSF Biosketch Approved Formats 10/5/20

NSF-Current and Pending update

NSF Current and Pending new template 5/1/20


NSF Mandatory Public Access Policy

This NSF requirement applies to new awards resulting from proposals submitted, or due, on or after the effective date of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) issued on January 25, 2016.

As outlined in section 3.1 of the plan, NSF requires that either the version of record or the final accepted manuscript in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and papers in juried conference proceedings or transactions must:

be deposited in a public access compliant repository designated by NSF.

be available for download, reading and analysis free of charge no later than 12 months after initial publication help page for depositing publications


Data Management Plan Tool



SciENcv is a feature in My NCBI that helps you create online professional profiles that can be made public to share with others.


My Bibliography is a reference tool that helps you save your citations directly from PubMed or, if not found there, to manually enter citations using My Bibliography templates. My Bibliography provides a centralized place where citations are easily accessed, exported as a file, and made public to share with others.


ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized