IPTS Proposal Form

The Integrated Proposal Tracking System (IPTS) is designed to guide researchers through the proposal creation process. Before beginning, it is a good idea to know what information is required in a proposal. The list below outlines the content in each section of a proposal.

General Information

  • Proposal Type best suited for the experiment
  • Initial proposal information
  • Principal Investigator (PI) information

Instrument Selection

  • Desired HFIR and/or SNS instrument(s)
  • Number of days needed for the experiment
  • Instrument Scientist(s) you have been in contact with

Funding/Research Areas

  • List of Funding sources
  • List of scientific research areas for the experiment


  • Sample description(s)
  • Special requirements for sample handling and storage

Sample Environment


  • Hazards and safety considerations for the experiment and/or materials

Team Members

  • Research team members (if applicable)

Relevant publications

  • Relevant publication(s) from experiments at HFIR or SNS authored by any team member listed on the proposal (if applicable).

Statement of Research

  • Abstract for the Statement of Research 
  • Statement of Research (General User Statement of Research Template
  • Crystallographic Information File (CIF) (if applicable)
  • CNMS Appendix (if applicable)
  • Response to Previous Panel (if applicable)