for Submitting a Proposal to the CNMS
to CNMS facilities will be determined through a peer-reviewed
proposal process. Proposals are to be submitted electronically
by e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word using the standard forms listed
below. A complete proposal must include the following components:
proposal form, approximately 5 pages including all front
matter and a 2-page "Description of Proposed Research." (click
to see a Sample Proposal and read Tips for Writing a Competitive User Proposal)
- A brief
curriculum vitae of no more than 2 pages for the Principal
Investigator only. You may use the NSF-style template provided
below, or another format containing similar information.
addition, if you plan to use any of the microanalysis facilities
provided through the ShaRE user program and/or request beam time for neutron scattering, you will need to include
the one-page ShaRE appendix and/or the 2-page Neutron Scattering appendix (see Item #1 below to download the forms).
proposal will receive a rapid, initial screening for feasibility,
safety and completeness by one or more CNMS research staff members.
Proposals that are not feasible using the current capabilities at
CNMS will be returned to the PI without further review. Selected
members of the Proposal
Review Committee (PRC) having expertise in the appropriate
research areas will then evaluate each proposal according to the
CNMS management will allocate facility time to approved proposals
considering the prioritization established
by the PRC review results and the availability of resources.
Prospective users are encouraged to download and preview the proposal forms
and initiate contact with appropriate ORNL research staff early in the proposal
development process to ensure familiarity with proposal requirements and gauge
the feasibility and time requirements of the research being proposed.
To submit a proposal:
proposal template is available as a set of fillable Microsoft Word
forms. Use the links below to download each of the necessary forms.
Appendix for access to advanced microscopy capabilities provided by the
ShaRE User Facility.
- Neutron Scattering Appendix for requesting beam time at the SNS or HFIR user facilities.
Template - Your NSF-style CV may be submitted in an alternative
format but should include similar information as indicated on
this template. Limit to a maximum of 2 pages.
the descriptions of CNMS capabilities using
this web site
appropriate ORNL staff
members listed in the relevant research area descriptions if
you would like to discuss your intention to submit a proposal and
clarify compatibility with available facilities (not required)
the information requested into the forms on your computer
all forms to a SINGLE e-mail message with subject line CNMS
proposal submission (last name of PI) and mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: For more than one proposal by the same PI, add
-1, -2, etc. to the name of the PI.
- NOTE: Submission of a proposal asserts an intention to publish the results in the open literature and constitutes an agreement to acknowledge the CNMS any such publications. Prescribed
text for the acknowledgment may be found here.
here to get Acrobat
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