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Biographies of Key Staff

A biographical sketch should be limited to two pages, unless otherwise noted by specific foundation requirements.  The following information is a suggestion of what should be included in a Biosketch:

  1. Professional Preparation - A list of the individual's undergraduate and graduate education and postdoctoral training as indicated below:
    • Undergraduate Institution(s)
      Degree & Year
    • Graduate Institution(s)
      Degree & Year
      Postdoctoral Institution(s)
      Inclusive Dates (years)
  1. Appointments - A list, in reverse chronological order, of all the individual's academic/professional appointments beginning with the current appointment.
  2. Publications - A list of up to five publications most closely related to the proposed project; and up to five other significant publications, whether or not related to the proposed project. Each publication identified must include the names of all authors (in the same sequence in which they appear in the publication), the article and journal title, book title, volume number, page numbers, and year of publication. If the document is available electronically, the Website address also should be identified.

For unpublished manuscripts, list only those submitted or accepted for publication (along with most likely date of publication). Patents, copyrights and software systems developed may be substituted for publications.

  1. Synergistic Activities - A list of up to five examples that demonstrate the broader impact of the individual's professional and scholarly activities that focus on the integration and transfer of knowledge as well as its creation. Examples could include, among others: innovations in teaching and training (e.g., development of curricular materials and pedagogical methods); contributions to the science of learning; development and/or refinement of research tools; computation methodologies, and algorithms for problem-solving; development of databases to support research and education; broadening the participation of groups underrepresented in science, mathematics, engineering and technology; and service to the scientific and engineering community outside of the individual's immediate organization.
  2. Collaborators & Other Affiliations
    • Collaborators and Co-Editors. A list of all persons in alphabetical order (including their current organizational affiliations) who are currently, or who have been collaborators or co-authors with the individual on a project, book, article, report, abstract or paper during the 48 months preceding the submission of this proposal. Also include those individuals who are currently or have been co-editors of a journal, compendium, or conference proceedings during the 24 months preceding the submission of the proposal. If there are no collaborators or co-editors to report, this should be so indicated.
    • Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisors. A list of the names of the individual's graduate advisor(s) and principal postdoctoral sponsor(s), and their current organizational affiliations.
    • Thesis Advisor and Postgraduate-Scholar Sponsor. A list of all persons (including their organizational affiliations), with whom the individual has had an association as thesis advisor, or with whom the individual has had an association within the last five years as a postgraduate-scholar sponsor. The total number of graduate students advised and postdoctoral scholars sponsored also must be identified.