Biosketch Instructions for PI and Senior Key Personnel

A biographical sketch (up to three pages) is required for everyone listed as senior Key personnel on the proposed project. Do not submit personal information such as home address; home telephone, fax, or cell phone numbers; home e-mail address; date of birth; citizenship; drivers’ license, social security, or passport numbers; marital status; personal hobbies; and the like. Such personal information is irrelevant to the merits of the proposal. If such information is included, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) will make every effort to prevent unauthorized access to such material, but FFAR is not responsible or in any way liable for the release of such material. The following information must be provided in the order and format specified below or download a PDF of the biosketch instructions.

1) Professional Preparation

A list of the individual’s undergraduate and graduate education and postdoctoral training as indicated below:

  • Undergraduate Institution(s) Major Degree & Year
  • Graduate Institution(s) Major Degree & Year
  • Postdoctoral Institution(s) Area Inclusive Dates (years)
  • Other

2) Appointments

A list, in reverse chronological order, of all the individual’s academic/professional appointments beginning with the current appointment.

3) Products/Publications

A list of: (1) up to five products most closely related to the proposed project; and (2) up to five other significant products, whether related to the proposed project. Acceptable products must be citable and accessible including but not limited to publications, data sets, software, patents, and copyrights. Unacceptable products are unpublished documents not yet submitted for publication, invited lectures, and additional lists of products. Only the list of 10 will be used in the review of the proposal. Each product must include full citation information including (where applicable and practicable) names of all authors, date of publication or release, title, title of enclosing work such as journal or book, volume, issue, pages, website and Uniform Resource Locator (URL) or other Persistent Identifier.

4) Synergistic Activities

A list of up to five examples that demonstrate the broader impact of the individual’s professional and scholarly activities that focuses on the integration and transfer of knowledge as well as its creation. Examples could include, among others: innovations in teaching and training (e.g., development of curricular materials and pedagogical methods); contributions to the science of learning; development and/or refinement of research tools; computation methodologies, and algorithms for problem-solving; development of databases to support research and education; broadening the participation of groups underrepresented in science, mathematics, engineering and technology; and service to the scientific and engineering community outside of the individual’s immediate organization.

5) Collaborators and Other Affiliations

Please list in alphabetical order (including their current organizational affiliations)

  • Everyone who is currently, or who has been a collaborator or co-author with the individual on a project, book, article, report, abstract or paper during the 48 months preceding the submission of the proposal.
  • The individual’s own graduate and postdoctoral advisor(s) and their current organizational affiliations.
  • Everyone (including their organizational affiliations), with whom the individual has had an association as a graduate or postdoctoral advisor.