Only web-based proposal submissions will be accepted. Any other forms will be returned to the PI. (We cannot accept classified proposals.)
CINT is a national user facility for basic and applied research operated by the Department of Energy's Office of Science (SC). Access is available to researchers from academic and national research institutions and industry via the peer-review process. Proprietary use is also available, subject to DOE's full-cost recovery formula. Contact the CINT User Office for details.
Spring 2011 - Changes to Submission Site
CINT has transitioned to a new proposal submission site. As you prepare to submit a proposal in this system, please refer to the Proposal Process Preparation Checklist. If you have questions on or difficulties with the submission process please email email@example.com, or call Heather Brown at 505-845-1232.
What Your Proposal Should Contain
Describe the scientific problem you want to solve in a manner that would be clear to a scientist who works in the general area of your proposed experiment, but who may be unfamiliar with the details.
Include a well-developed motivation for the research including objectives, relation to theory, scientific or programmatic merit, and relevant references.
Explain how the user project you propose can answer the scientific question you have described.
Give any arguments that support the feasibility of your user proposal, this can include discussions with CINT contacts or Thrust Leaders.
Do not assume the Proposal Review Committee members will read references you cite. Include relevant arguments from these references in the proposal.
If your proposal is part of a continuing research program, describe the overall goal of the program.
The Proposal Review Committee (PRC) will use criteria endorsed by the
International Union of Pure and Applied Physics to evaluate user proposals.
The principle criteria will be science quality, followed by relevance
to CINT themes and programs. Proposals for proprietary use will follow
a similar but separate process. PRC members will provide a spread in
scores between highest and lowest rated proposals thereby providing the
basis for CINT resource allocation. The CINT Management Team will balance
PRC recommendations with available center resources to decide on awarding
final user access.
You will receive formal notification of the decision regarding your User Proposal.
Upon approval of your proposal, the CINT User Office will contact you to determine and schedule applicable training, assist with travel arrangements, initiate any required foreign national access approvals, and help with other needs you may have.
If you are not a US citizen (or are bringing a non-US citizen team member), please contact the CINT User Office as soon as you receive notice of the visit dates.
All safety and badging rules of the Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories must be followed while on site. Appropriate safety training will be provided.
A DOE user agreement must be completed prior to beginning work on the proposal.
Brief reports of all nanoscience work performed at CINT must be submitted upon completion of the user project.
Reprints of publications resulting from work done at CINT must be sent to the CINT User Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or to MS K771, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 USA. Publications should credit the facility as follows:
This work was performed in part at the US Department of Energy, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, at Los Alamos National Laboratory (Contract DE-AC52-06NA25396) and Sandia National Laboratories (Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000).