The UK International Science Partnerships Fund (ISPF) is providing funds to enable the development of Canadian use of ISIS and to foster the collaboration between ISIS and Canadian researchers. This funding, for the period 2023-2025, will support Canadian PI experiments at ISIS and a workshop to promote collaboration and partnerships between ISIS and Canada. A new collaboration agreement between ISIS and Neutrons Canada has been signed to support this programme.
Proposals for ISIS neutron beamtime are welcome from Canadian researchers, initially for experiments to be run by 31 March 2024. Funding is available for around 5 experiments, enabling travel and subsistence costs for up to two Canadian researchers to come to ISIS per experiment. Proposals should be submitted through the “Canadian Access” route in the ISIS online proposal system. Researchers are encouraged to contact an ISIS instrument scientist in advance of proposal submission, to discuss technical aspects of a proposal and beamtime availability before March 2024. In the event of oversubscription, preference will be given to users who are new to using neutrons or the ISIS facility.
A further 12 Canadian experiments will be supported to be run between 1 April 2024 and 31 March 2025. The ISIS online proposal
system recently accepted the first round of proposal submissions. A second call will be in spring 2024.
For further details, please contact Philip King at ISIS.