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Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page for Due Dates on or after 5/25/2021

National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released Notice NOT-OD-21-073 concerning upcoming changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format page. The updated forms and instructions for both will be required for use with applications and Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR) submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2021.

Training & Resources – Additional Updates Forthcoming

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR) is reviewing the updated forms and instructions and will provide additional guidance and training shortly. NIH also plans to release additional resources and training materials in the coming weeks. In the interim, please reference and review the available resources below.

NIH related forms and resources:

UNC related forms and resources:

NIH applications due May 25, 2021 subject to new requirements:

ALL new, renewal, resubmission, and revisions

  • Program Project Grants and Center Grants (P Series)
  • Research Demonstration Education Projects (R18, U18, R25)
  • Institutional Service Awards & Other Training Grants (T and D Series)
  • Construction Grants (C06, UC6)
  • Other Activity Codes (G07, G08, G11, G12, G13, G20, R24, S06, S11, S21, S22, SC1, SC2, SC3, UG1, U10, U19, U24, U2C, U41, U4)
For more information – please see the NIH standard due dates webpage.


If you are in the process of creating either a Biosketch or Other Support format page for applications and RPPRs due on or after May 25, 2021, please refer to the FAQs and instructions (above and in the notice) and contact your OSR Sponsored Projects Specialist or SPO Grants Analyst at

For questions on this announcement, please contact OSR at

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