NSF Research.gov Updates, PDF Upload & Font Options

NSF’s Research.gov Proposal Preparation and Submission Site has been enhanced to allow additional flexible options for PDF uploads. These include:

  • Support for PDFs generated from LaTeX source documents in addition to existing support for PDFs from Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Open Office for document compliance checks
  • Support for fonts and font sizes:
    • Arial (not Arial Narrow), Courier New, Palatino, Palatino Linotype, or Helvetica at a font size of 10 points or larger;
    • Times New Roman at a font size of 10 points or larger; or
    • Computer Modern family of fonts at a font size of 10 points or larger.
    • Other fonts not specified above, such as Cambria Math, may be used for mathematical formulas, equations, or when inserting Greek letters or special characters.

Note: While some of the above font sizes differ from the guidance provided in the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG), proposals following the on-screen guidance in Research.gov will not be prevented from submission.

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