Proposal Types

Limited Access

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Proposal Focus

Preliminary data or time-sensitive investigations. Scheduled by PNCC staff as time is available.

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Instrument Allocation Requests

8-24 hours (must be used during same day)

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Typical Access Timeframe

Valid for 3 months

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Proposal Review Timeframe

Proposals sent for review monthly. Due 1st of each month.

General Access

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Proposal Focus

Long- term projects of significant impact. Onsite training recommended. Training can be component of proposal or primary focus. PNCC staff or qualified user operation of instrumentation. 

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Instrument Allocation Requests

Up to 20 days per year allocated in 5-day renewable increments.

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Typical Access Timeframe

Valid for up to 2 years

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Proposal Review Timeframe

Proposals sent for review monthly. Due 1st of each month.

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Page Limit

3 pages

Submissions are due on the 1st of the month at 11:59 p.m. (PST) except Covid-19 related research proposals which can be submitted anytime for accelerated review.

Visit Access page for step-by-step submission and access instructions.