Write a CryoEM Proposal

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.

Reminder: The abstract used with proposal submission will be made visible to the general public and also shared with NIH. Please avoid listing any details you do not want made public in the abstract. 

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General Access

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Proposal Focus

All Projects

Initial allocations of 24-120 hours of microscope time are awarded based on the project scope and external peer review. Optional training component, recommended on-site (see workshops). PNCC staff or qualified user operation of instrumentation.

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Instrument Allocation Requests

Up to 20 days per year, allocated by request based on progress

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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