The Spring 2020 call for Standard proposals opened on March 2, 2020, with an extended submission deadline of April 23, 2020. Applicants will be notified of review outcomes by June 5, 2020.
How does COVID-19 impact this proposal call?
While the Molecular Foundry is currently closed for on-site research, we look forward to resuming normal operation as soon as it is safe to do so. We anticipate that the Foundry will resume operation gradually, subject to COVID-19 safety policies that may limit our ability to work together. The Foundry will maintain communication with users as the situation evolves.
Our policy is that approved standard proposals have up to one year for activation of the project. Then, these active projects have one year to complete. However, if circumstances for a given project are such that activation is delayed beyond one year–perhaps due to continued travel restrictions or inability to provide in-person training without risk of infection–we will review requests for extensions on a case by case basis.
The Foundry encourages your submission of creative ideas for advancing your best science within this evolving context.
Proposal call details
The Molecular Foundry is calling for user research proposals for nanoscale science, including:
· Synthesis of inorganic, organic, biological, and hybrid nanostructures
· High-resolution electron, optical, and scanning-probe microscopy
· Theory and simulation of nanostructured materials
· Advanced nano-fabrication
The Molecular Foundry at Berkeley Lab is a national nanoscience research facility available to researchers from around the world through a competitive proposal process — free of charge for non-proprietary work. Foundry users may come from industry, academia, or government institutions.