Information on the Use of Designated Fonts in NSF Proposals
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has published the new NSF
Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (NSF
07-140), which contains documents relating to the Foundation’s
proposal and award process. Part I is comprised of NSF’s
proposal preparation & submission guidelines, including the NSF
Grant Proposal Guide, and Part II is comprised of the documents
used to guide, manage, and monitor the award and administration
of grants and cooperative agreements, including the new NSF
Award & Administration Guide (previously known as the Grant
The new publication supercedes all prior versions of the NSF
Grant Proposal Guide and Grant Policy Manual, and can be
accessed at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07140.
The NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide applies
to proposals submitted on or after June 1, 2007.
One of the important changes contained in the new guidelines is
the use of designated fonts in proposals submitted to NSF. Proposers
are reminded that the proposal must be clear, readily legible,
and conform to the following requirements:
- Use of only the approved typefaces identified below, a black
font color, and a font size of 10 points or larger must be used:
- For Windows users: Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype,
- For Macintosh users: Arial, Helvetica, Palatino, or Georgia
- For TeX users: Computer Modern
- A Symbol font may be used to insert Greek letters or
special characters; however, the font size requirement
- No more than 6 lines within a vertical space of 1 inch; and
- Margins, in all directions, must be at least an inch.
Proposers are cautioned that proposals not in conformance
with this guidance may be returned without review.
If you have any questions regarding the new NSF Proposal & Award
Policies & Procedures Guide, please contact the Policy
Office on (703) 292-8243 or by e-mail to email@example.com