Canadian Access to ISIS
15 Aug 2023



Support for experiments from Canadian researchers at ISIS

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​The UK Internatio​nal 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, enabling travel and subsistence costs for up to two Canadian researchers to come to ISIS per experiment, for a limited number of proposals. Proposals should be submitted through the “Canadian Access” route in the ISIS online proposal system. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact an ISIS instrument scientist in advance of proposal submission. In the event of oversubscription, preference will be given to users who are new to using neutrons or the ISIS facility.

Please note:

  • Applicants granted beam time during Round 24-1 through the Canadian Access mechanism are not eligible to apply to the Canadian Access mechanism in Round 24-2. Further, only one application per research group will be considered. These restrictions will ensure a broader distribution of these limited opportunities and encourage more collaborations between Canada and ISIS.

  • Canadian applicants also welcome to apply to the ISIS Direct Access or the ISIS Rapid Access mechanisms. The travel and subsitence support from ISIS does not apply to proposals awarded through these two mechanisms.

  • ​Approximately 10​ Canadian experiments will be supported to be run between 1 April 2024 and 31 March 2025.

For further details, please contact Philip King at ISIS.​

Contact: King, Philip (STFC,RAL,ISIS)