Proposal Calls

The General User Proposal Call 2022-A is now open. Submission deadline is Noon (Eastern) on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Proposals awarded beam time will be scheduled to run January - June 2022. More detail on participating instruments and applicable restrictions will be provided as information is available.

Award letters for the 2021-B proposal call were sent May 21.

New: Option to request Remote Experiment with Remote Control of Instrument: Remote experiment capabilities are being implemented at SNS and HFIR which will enable users to conduct experiments and produce data through remote control of the instrument. This mode is distinct from our current mode of operation in which the instrument team runs the experiment with input and directions from the user. Proposals that are accepted to run through remote control of the instrument will require additional pre-experiment steps for users, including filling out sample container and loading information and watching training videos to learn about the instrument workspace and controls. Users interested in running a remote experiment will have expressed this interest when submitting a proposal to the 2022-A proposal call. A yes/no option has been added to IPTS on the instrument selection page which states, “I am interested in running my experiment through remote control of the instrument.” Final determination of proposals to be awarded remote experiment status will be made by ORNL staff, and users will be notified of this status in their proposal award letter.