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NSF’s logo can be used by recipients of NSF support for the sole purpose of acknowledging that support.

NSF’s logo can be used to link to an NSF website or acknowledge NSF assistance or affiliation.

WHO CANNOT USE THE LOGO?

NSF’s logo cannot be used in a manner that falsely implies employment by or affiliation with NSF. NSF’s logo cannot be used to imply or endorse a product or service.

DO I NEED PERMISSION TO USE THE NSF LOGO?

No explicit permission is necessary to use the NSF logo.

LOGO USAGE & STANDARDS INFORMATION

NSF Logo Web Standards The NSF logo guidelines provide information on what you may and may not do with the NSF logo.

Questions regarding use of the NSF logo should be sent to nsf-logo@nsf.gov.

4-COLOR LOGO WITH SHADING

thumbnail of small NSF logo in color

Whenever possible, the 4-color high resolution logo with shading should be used. However, there are instances when these colors are not visually or technically compatible with the overall design or specific medium being used. In those cases, use the most appropriate alternate version.

Web formats:
GIF format (10 KB) ~ JPG format (33 KB)

Print format:
TIF format (1.84 MB)

4-COLOR VECTOR LOGO

thumbnail of small NSF logo in color

The 4-color vector logo should be used when size is a concern. Though the high resolution bitmap logo can be scaled quite large, it cannot be sized infinitely. At a certain size, you will start to see pixelation. The larger it is scaled, the more evident the pixels will become. The vector version of the logo, if necessary, could be scaled to the size of a building or any other large type of print. The slight visual difference in the logo is its lack of a beveled look on the gold portion of the logo and on the letters NSF. The overall design however remains consistent.

Print format:
EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) (6.07 MB)
Note: If you have trouble downloading this file using Internet Explorer, please see the suggestions from MicroSoft at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/180030.

4-COLOR LOGO WITHOUT SHADING

thumbnail of small NSF logo in color without shading

The 4-color vector logo without shading is almost identical to the 4-color vector logo. The only difference here is the shading is not present and each component of the logo is a solid color. This logo is for limited use, generally only in the case where we are having patches made, or other uses of embroidery where shading is not possible.

Web formats:
GIF format (9 KB) ~ JPG format (35 KB)

Print formats:
EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) (1.84 MB) ~ TIF format (1.39 MB)
Note: If you have trouble downloading the EPS file using Internet Explorer, please see the suggestions from MicroSoft at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/180030.

GRAYSCALE LOGO WITH SHADING

thumbnail of small NSF logo in greyscale

The grayscale vector logo is another limited use logo. It should only be used when it is known that it will be printed using a black and white laser printer.

Web formats:
GIF format (10 KB) ~ JPG format (30 KB)

Print formats:
EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) (6.19 MB) ~ TIF format (482 KB)
Note: If you have trouble downloading the EPS file using Internet Explorer, please see the suggestions from MicroSoft at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/180030.

BLACK AND WHITE LOGO WITHOUT SHADING

thumbnail of small NSF logo in black and white

The 1-ink vector logo is generally limited for use only when the task necessitates that only one ink be used, such as hot stamping on giveaway items. This logo is also approved for use on documents when use of the full color logo takes away from the artistic appeal or when the logo needs to be too small to see the letters clearly on the color logo. In these cases, it may only be used in black or white. There are no exceptions to color choice with this logo.

Web formats:
GIF format (8 KB) ~ JPG format (33 KB)

Print formats:
EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) (949 KB) ~ TIF (768 KB)
Note: If you have trouble downloading the EPS file using Internet Explorer, please see the suggestions from MicroSoft at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/180030.

NSF BUILDING

4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA, 22230
The following images of the NSF building may be reused without explicit permission:

Photograph of NSF building, soft edges, .jpg format NSF Building - Wilson Boulevard

Web format:
Low Resolution JPG (8 KB)

Web format:
Low Resolution JPG (15 KB)

Print format:
High Resolution JPG (4 MB)

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