Consultant Letter and Biosketch for Strategically Focused Research Network

Published: August 17, 2020

A consultant contributes to the scientific development or execution of the project in a discrete way. Typically, a consultant has a doctoral or other professional degree. A consultant may provide discrete services which are performed in a limited window of time or occasionally contribute a specific method/technique/analysis or materials for the project.

A consultant must provide a letter and biosketch, as outlined below.

Note: The applicant cannot submit his/her application without your document; therefore, it is important that you meet the applicant's deadline. Send your document electronically to the applicant. The applicant will upload the document to his/her application.

Supporting Documentation for an Application

  1. Letter should provide a brief overview of their qualifications, experience, description of specific service for the project, amount of time devoted to and commitment relative to the research project. (2 page maximum)

  2. Biographical sketch (5-page maximum) – Use your NIH biosketch: NIH OMB No. 0925-0001 and 0925-0002 (Rev. 03/2020 approved through 02/28/2023)
    It is not necessary to reformat to AHA page specifications.
    If public sharing of your research outputs such as data, code, or material led to scientific advances by others, you are encouraged to detail this in the Personal Statement section.

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