Calls for access to ISIS Neutron and Muon Source
16 Oct 2008



Proposal deadline and call details

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Round 23-2 Details

Call for access now closed

Applications for TS2 instruments only were invited

Call deadline 17:00 BST Wednesday 19 April 2023

Access likely to be scheduled from September/October​ 2023

Access panel meetings will take place 7-8 June 2023, with results to PIs expected early July​ 2023

Applications for TS1 instruments will be invited on 1 September 2023.

​A new proposal s​ystem is no​w in place for these Direct Access submissi​ons.  Please leave time to explore the new system in advance of the call deadline.  Further information on the new system can be found here:

Guidelines for writing a good proposal science case can be found her​e.

To submit a proposal visit the ISIS Online Proposal System​​

Due to the fire incident in the Deuteration Facility Synthetic Lab, in May 2021, the D-laboratory is currently working at reduced capability, and requests for D-materials are limited to either stock materials or materials with less complex synthetic procedures during this round.  If you do have a need for D-materials for a proposed experiment please contact the D-lab team (​) to discuss the request before submitting your proposal - we will do our best to meet your deuteration requirements.

ISIS has returned to pre-Covid ways of running experiments after the long shutdown.  This means that we ​expect an experiment team to come to ISIS to run their experiment.  Please ensure you have an experiment team able to come physically to ISIS before submitting a proposal.

​ISIS neutron and muon instruments are free at the point of access for academic and industry researchers, provided the results from experiments are published in the public domain.  Terms and conditions for accessing ISIS can be found here and useful information to note before applying can be found here​.  We are not able to provide T&S costs for users travelling from outside the UK​.​  For users funded through our EU Access grant or through an overseas ISIS-partnership agreement or access route, we will reimburse your travel expenses but you should make your own travel arrangements.​​

New users are always welcome at ISIS Neutron and Muon Source and we are constantl​y encouraging new areas of research that can flourish.  There are a number of routes for acad​emics and industry​ to access beamtime.  Please ​browse the box links below for further important information and guidance including links to our instrument pages​​​.


​To submit an industrial proposal contact Dr Christopher Frost

​​​Upcoming ISIS activities​



Link to Applying for beamtime infoLink to Before your experiment info ​link to During your experiment infolink to After your experiment info​ ​​Link to General User Information info

Contact: ISIS User Office