Current Proposal Calls
Call for User Proposals: High-Impact Nanoscience Research
Deadline for submission: 20th October, 2010
Successful applicants will be able to use CNMS facilities starting Feb 1st 2011
The CNMS has just announced the first Call for User Proposals of two that are planned for 2011. The proposal deadline is October 20. This proposal call features several new instruments that were recently purchased with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, including new SEM and TEM/STEM capabilities for soft materials, small-angle x-ray scattering, and in the cleanroom, advanced optical profilometry. (See the “What’s New” section of this newsletter to learn more about some of these new instruments.) Also, beginning with this proposal call, we will be piloting a process for CNMS users to request beamtime for neutron scattering experiments within their CNMS proposal. Applications for neutron beamtime will be based on a new Neutron Scattering appendix very similar in form to the SHaRE Appendix that has been available for several years for CNMS users to request microscopy time at SHaRE.
Future proposal calls are planned for twice annually with deadlines in early May and mid-October to apply for CNMS access commencing on August 1 and February 1 respectively. Accordingly, the next subsequent proposal deadline will be May 4, 2011, to apply for access starting August 1, 2011.