NSF Logos and Usage Standards
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.
NSF BRAND STANDARDS MANUAL
The NSF Brand Standards Manual contains the primary elements and guidelines required to support the U.S. National Science Foundation's (NSF) visual identity and brand. These apply to oral and written communications, branded products, media, social media, facilities and equipment.
Questions regarding use of the NSF logo should be sent to NSFbranding@nsf.gov.
NSF PRIMARY LOGO
The NSF logo is the sole visual identifier of the U.S. National Science Foundation and embodies a set of values that is applied to everything we create and communicate. This logo version should be used at all times, except when production requirements dictate a specific file type or color variation. Other logo variations should not be used based on artistic preference. If you need a logo variation to meet production specifications, please submit a request to NSFbranding@nsf.gov.
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The following image of the NSF building may be reused without explicit permission:
Low Resolution JPG - 72dpi (186kb)
High Resolution JPG - 300dpi (5.7MB)
Questions should be sent to NSFbranding@nsf.gov