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



Proposal deadline and call details

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Round 23-1 Details

The call for access will open on Thursday 1 September 2022

Applications for both TS1 and TS2 will be invited

Call deadline will be 17:00 BST Wednesday 19 October 2022

Access likely to be scheduled March ​to September 2023 (TBC)

Access panel meetings will take place 7-8 December 2022, with results to PIs expected m​id-January 2023

Round 22-2 Details

The call for access is now closed

Applications for both TS1 and TS2 were invited

Call deadline was 17:00 BST Wednesday 20 April 2022

Access likely to be scheduled September 2022 to March 2023

Access panel meetings will take place 8-9 June 2022, with results to PIs expected late June 2022

Applicants are strongly recommended to contact an appropriate Facility staff member to discuss requirements before applying, even if you have previously submitted a proposal

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 procudeures 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.

Whilst ISIS has been operating largely with remote users (users sending samples in) during the Covid pandemic, we will return to pre-Covid ways of running experiments after the long shutdown (assuming Covid rules allow this at the time).  This means that we will expect an experiment team to come to ISIS to run their experiment.  We have been able to operate for a short period with ISIS instrument scientists running experiments, but we are not staffed for this to be a longer term solution.  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​.

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 a proposal visit the ISIS Online Proposal System

To submit an industrial proposal contact Dr Christopher Frost

​​​Upcoming ISIS activities

ISIS TS1 is currently in long shutdown to enable refurbishment of the first target station​.
Updates on the progress of shutdown activities can be found here.

ISIS scheduling period


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