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Research Fundamentals: CV's and Biosketches


Documenting your Research/Academic Life

How to write CV's and Biosketches

Primary Sources


Curriculum Vitae - CV's

A curriculum vitae (CV) is a record of all of your research and academic accomplishments. 

Common elements are:

  • Name and Professional Address
  • Education
  • Awards/Honors/Fellowships/Scholarships
  • Experience (Teaching, Research)
  • Academic Service/Leadership
  • Professional Associations/Memberships
  • Scholarly Presentations
  • Publications


Secondary Sources



What is it?    

A biosketch is a short description that highlights your research accomplishments for purpose of securing a grant or fellowship.  Typically it is in a format defined by the funding agency. 


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