NSF has specific requirements for the bio. It can be no longer than 2 pages and must include:
--Professional Preparation - list of undergradate and graduate education and postdoc training. Give name of institutions, major, degree & year
--Appointments - list in reverse chronological order of all academic/professional appointments beginning with current appointment
--Publications - list of up to 5 pubs most closely related to the proposed project and up to 5 other significant pubs. Must include names of all authors, article & journal title, book title, vol. no., page numbers, and year.
--Synergistic activities - list of up to 5 examples that demonstrate broader impact of your professional and scholarly activities that focus on the integration and transfer of knowledge as well as its creation.
--Collaborators and co-editors - list of all persons in alpha order who are currently or who have been collaborators or co-authors during 48 mo. preceding
--Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisors - list the names of your own grad advisor and principal postdoc sponsor and their current affiliations.
--Thesis advisor - A list of all persons for whom you have served as thesis advisor