If you are looking at US Federal Funding – Start updating and collecting your team’s resumes.

  • August 17, 2023

If you are in the process of chasing US Federal Funding, it’s important to ensure that you have the proper tools, resources, and information to create a competitive proposal. We highly recommend assembling your team ahead of time and using the pre-proposal preparation period to ensure the team’s resumes are up to date. Read the solicitation carefully before updating resumes, as each federal funder has different formatting mandates for resumes and will request different information.

To take the guesswork out of drafting a resume that aligns with the solicitation’s requirements, we also strongly encourage applicants to use the SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) tool to create your resume. This tool is specifically designed for researchers and scientists, making it the perfect option for those who are looking to secure funding for their projects. It offers several options for templates based on the funding agency you wish to apply with and ensures your file is formatted correctly and not corrupt. It allows you to easily create and maintain a comprehensive and up-to-date resume that highlights your skills, experiences, and achievements.

Heads up: As of October 2023, using SciENcv to create your resume for all NSF and NIH proposals will be mandatory!

When it comes to funding proposals, having a strong team is essential. This means that you must ensure that all senior personnel who will have a role in your proposal have a well-crafted resume showcasing their expertise and experience. The SciENcv tool can help you achieve this by providing a user-friendly platform for creating and managing resumes.

By using the SciENcv tool, you can rest assured that your resume is up-to-date, accurate, and tailored to the specific requirements of the funding agency. This can go a long way in helping you to stand out from the competition and secure the funding you need to bring your research to life.

If you are chasing US Federal Funding, we highly recommend using the SciENcv tool to create your resume. By doing so, you can ensure that all senior personnel involved in your proposal have a strong and comprehensive resume, which can increase your chances of securing the funding you need.

We work with high-growth startups and organizations that support the startup and innovation ecosystem. We build highly specific non-dilutive funding menus, provide proposal preparation services, and measure outcomes of funding through evaluation. Schedule a consult call with us HERE.