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For More Information About the Types of Proposals
To learn more about the three different types of proposals, click the links below.
This is the most common type of user access for all beamlines. The process accommodates users who want to establish an ongoing program of work at the ALS, or want to carry out a single experiment requiring more beamtime than is available though the RAPIDD system. Proposals may be submitted every six months and can remain active for up to two years. Proposal deadlines:
January–July operating cycle: Proposals due first Wednesday in September
This proposal process accommodates users requiring limited but rapid access to ALS beam time. It includes rapid access for both general science and structural biology users, industry proposals, and Director's Discretionary beam time. Proposals may be submitted at any time.
An Approved Program enables an investigator or a group of investigators to receive an assured percentage of beam time for a period of several years to carry out an extended program of research. Proposal deadlines:
Participating Research Teams
Participating Research Teams are groups of researchers from one or more institutions that construct and operate beamlines and have primary responsibility for experiment endstation equipment.