Notice Number: NOT-OD-16-009
Release Date: October 13, 2015
This notice informs the biomedical and health services research communities of additional flexibility regarding the fonts used in PDF attachments included in grant applications.
For applications submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2016, the following new guidelines apply:
Text in PDF attachments must follow these minimum requirements:
Since some PDF converters may reduce font size, it is important to confirm that the final PDF document complies with the font requirements.
The following fonts are recommended, although other fonts (both serif and non-serif) are acceptable if they meet the above requirements.
Legibility is of paramount importance. Applications that include PDF attachments that do not conform to the minimum requirements listed above may be withdrawn from consideration.
Please direct all inquiries to:
NIH Grants Information
Email: email@example.com (preferred method of contact)
Note: For help accessing PDF, RTF, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Audio or Video files, see Help Downloading Files.