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Though it only accounts for a small fraction of a PI's overall grant-writing efforts, the four-or-fewer formulaic pages that make up the biographical sketch component of National Institutes of Health applications can affect a grant's chances of being funded. While a biographical sketch — NIH requires one for every investigator involved in a proposed project — alone cannot make or break an entire grant application, reviewers are beginning to rely on the documents as points of reference for each researcher.

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