General Biosketch Guidelines 

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General biosketch guidelines

Training Grant Guidelines

Participating faculty, mentors, and preceptors are terms that refer to personnel on training grants available to provide training to trainees. Their training and research experience informs a significant amount of the application, particularly within the Data Tables, and thus should be carefully considered. Biosketches are required for each of these individuals, and while a Personal Statement is not required, it is highly encouraged that they be included and highlight the mentor’s experience with the following key elements:

  • Training and mentoring
  • Promoting an inclusive and supportive scientific environment
  • Providing instruction in scientific rigor
  • Aiding trainees in transitioning into research careers

Note: All mentor biosketches must be combined into a single PDF (excluding PD/PI). 

Page Limit: 5 pages maximum per biosketch