Create a User Portal Account
All users must have an account on the Foundry User Portal . The User Portal will give you access to your past and current proposals, as well as important administrative and training functions.
Prepare a User Proposal
Determine which type of proposal is appropriate for your work and which Facilities you require access to. You may wish to contact Foundry scientists and technical staff to discuss the feasibility and scope of your proposed project. Staff members can help you understand the Foundry’s capabilities and provide guidance in putting together your proposal. If you aren’t sure which staff member to contact, email the User Office for help.
Prepare responses to the proposal questions, keeping in mind the review criteria for each. Figures and references should be included in your proposal. Note that references do not count toward the word limits.
Submit a User Proposal
Log in to the User Portal and complete the appropriate form for your desired proposal type. You can save the proposal form before submitting and return to it later, if needed.
Submit the proposal form. You will be asked to review your proposal for completeness before submitting. When ready, click the ‘submit proposal now’ bar at the bottom of the last page. You will receive a confirmation email that your proposal was received.
Foundry proposals are peer-reviewed, and you will be notified of the review results by email.
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