Welcome to the CFN Proposal System
The Center for Functional Nanomaterials, a user-oriented nanoscience research facility, is accepting new proposals for access to its instruments, techniques and skilled staff from researchers seeking to enhance their own research projects.
New proposals for the January-April 2016 cycle must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. eastern standard time on September 30, 2015.
Requests for additional facility time for the September-December 2015 cycle must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. eastern standard time on July 15, 2015.
The CFN cannot
accommodate late submissions for New User Proposals or Requests for Additional Time.
If Users need prompt access to CFN to conduct time-critical, high-impact research, Users may submit Rapid Access Proposals outside the normal cycle submission deadlines. The guidelines for Rapid Access Proposals can be found here:
http://www.bnl.gov/cfn/user.  Rapid Access Proposals can be submitted at any point during the year.
Prior to submission, prospective users are encouraged to contact CFN staff members to discuss their proposal ideas, to learn more about the specific capabilities of interest to them, and to ensure CFN has the appropriate facilities, equipment, and staff to perform the research requested. For more information, visit our website: http://www.bnl.gov/cfn.
NEW FOR 2015:
Beginning in FY 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (SC), which is the primary sponsor of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, will require that a limited set of information relating to your user project/experiment be transmitted to SC at the conclusion of the current fiscal year. A subset of this information, including your name, institutional affiliation(s), and project title(s), will be publically disseminated as part of an SC user facility user projects/experiments database on the SC website, http://science.energy.gov, after the conclusion of the fiscal year. For proprietary projects, SC requests that the user provide a project title that is suitable for public dissemination.
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