Rapid Access proposals provide an accelerated pathway to Foundry access, outside of the biannual calls for Standard proposals. A limited number of Rapid Access proposals are accepted in each proposal cycle, and priority is given to time-sensitive research with high potential impact and direct relevance to the Foundry’s research themes. The Foundry User Office ([email protected]) can offer preliminary feedback on whether Rapid Access is appropriate for a given proposal.
Rapid Access proposals can be submitted at any time except during the Standard proposal submission and review periods, and undergo an accelerated review, typically completed in 2-4 weeks. A successful Rapid Access proposal must be activated within a month of approval and may remain active until the end of the following review cycle for Standard proposals. Continuation of the work past that date requires that the users submit a Follow-on proposal during the call for Standard proposals.