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Supporting Documents

BioSketches and Current & Pending Support

SciENcv supports generation of NSF and NIH BioSketches and NSF Current & Pending Support documents as a means to reduce administrative burden.  PIs can input information once and then generate agency-specific documents.  A brief SciENcv tutorial is available.


Sometimes sponsors will request and/or require supporting letters.  The PI should verify all required/allowed letter types.  Violation of supporting letter policies can lead to proposals being returned without review.  For example, NSF has two unique types of letters: (1) Letters of Collaboration are templated letters that simply confirm willingness to participate and (2) Letters of Support that are only accepted if indicated in the solicitation.  An NSF Letter of Collaboration template is available to assist PIs.

If an institutional letter is requested/required as part of a proposal, the grant coordinator will secure signatures from the Vice Provost for Research or Provost.  If the letter is from the departmental or college level, then the PI will secure the signature.

Last updated: 6/29/2021