While you were enjoying your holidays, Sally Rockey announced last week that the NIH really, truly is implementing the new 5-page biosketch format with the annotated bibliography section detailing the importance of your contributions to science. This format applies to projects beginning in 2016, but that means applications with due dates as early as January 2015–so it’s not too soon to start preparing. This change will require you to spend some time thinking about, rewriting, and reformatting your existing biosketch. Research Funding & Development Services will be holding workshops on this format starting in January. Stay tuned.
Update: Hot off the presses, NIH has pushed the implementation date to May 25th. Keep those cards and letters to the post on NIH Extramural News coming.