We’re pleased to reblog this Strategic Grantsmanship post by Kelly Byram . It is the third in a four-part series of posts about the new NIH biosketch format, which is required for grant applications submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2015. Parts 1 and 2 can be found here and here. The fourth part — plus a bonus post on explaining gaps in the biosketch — will be posted in the next few weeks.
Colored pencil photo by Evan-Amos via Wikimedia Commons (public domain).
Today I offer a review of the NIH biosketch Personal Statement (PS) and pertinent strategies for this section in the new format that goes into effect on 25 May 2015. The function of the PS in the new format is the same as before, to “briefly describe why you are well-suited [sic] for your role in the project described in this application,” but with the advent of the Contribution to Science (C2S) section as the major part of the new biosketch, the strategy for writing the PS has become a bit more complicated.
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