Notice Number: NOT-OD-17-030
Release Date: January 4, 2017
This Notice replaces all previous font guidance. It updates our recommended font list and no longer requires that black text be used within grant application attachments.
For applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2017, 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 Applications that include PDF attachments that do not conform to the minimum requirements listed above may be withdrawn from consideration.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: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method of contact)
Note: For help accessing PDF, RTF, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Audio or Video files, see Help Downloading Files.