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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">CALL FOR PROPOSALS</span></b><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin-top:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">You are invited to apply for time on the neutron beam instruments at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). Due to facility maintenance about  of the usual time given through
 proposals will be allocated in this proposal round. We anticipate the next deadline will be November 2017.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<h1 style="margin-bottom:9.0pt"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">The deadline for all proposals is Tuesday, March 14, 2017.<o:p></o:p></span></h1>
<p style="margin-top:0in"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">For details, please see our Web pages:
</span><a href="http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/call/current_call.html"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/call/current_call.html</span></a><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">.
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<b><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">PROPOSAL SUBMISSION </span></b><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">To submit a proposal, you must have an account, or create one, on the NCNR Information Management System (NCNR-IMS). 
</span><a href="https://www-s.nist.gov/NCNR-IMS/login.do"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">https://www-s.nist.gov/NCNR-IMS/login.do</span></a><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">The description of research section
<u>must</u> be uploaded as a pdf file no longer than 3 letter-size pages, nor more than 1500 kb in file size. Note the
<i>Tips on Proposal Writing</i> section in the proposal instructions.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Please complete the <i>Submit Visitor Registration</i> Form NOW if you intend to submit a proposal and subsequently visit the NCNR.
</span><a href="https://www.ncnr.nist.gov/visitor/index.html"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">https://www.ncnr.nist.gov/visitor/index.html</span></a><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">We encourage users to work with an appropriate instrument scientist when writing proposals and planning experiments as they are happy to assist you. They will also help you register and submit a proposal.<o:p></o:p></span></li></ul>
<p style="margin-bottom:6.0pt"><b><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Instruments being offered in the current call for proposals are:
<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">--Instruments supported by the </span>
<a href="http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/programs/CHRNS/"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering</span></a><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<![if !supportLists]><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore"><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">      
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Small Angle Neutron Scattering Instrument (SANS) - 30 m (NGB)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:49.5pt;mso-add-space:auto;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l2 level1 lfo2">
<![if !supportLists]><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore"><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">      
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Ultra-Small Angle Neutron Scattering Instrument (USANS)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:49.5pt;mso-add-space:auto;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l2 level1 lfo2">
<![if !supportLists]><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore"><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">      
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">High-Flux Backscattering Spectrometer (HFBS)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:49.5pt;mso-add-space:auto;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l2 level1 lfo2">
<![if !supportLists]><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore"><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">      
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Neutron Spin-Echo Spectrometer (NSE)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpLast" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:49.5pt;mso-add-space:auto;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l2 level1 lfo2">
<![if !supportLists]><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore"><span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">      
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Multi-Angle Crystal Spectrometer (MACS)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin-bottom:6.0pt"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">--Other instruments
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Thermal Neutron Triple-Axis with Polarized Beam Option (BT7)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Disk-Chopper Spectrometer (DCS)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) - 30 m (NG7)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">MAGIK Off-Specular Reflectometer (MAGIK)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Yamali Hernandez<br>
</span><a href="mailto:yamali@nist.gov"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">yamali@nist.gov</span></a><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><br>
(301) 975-5295<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<h1><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">REMEMBER: THE DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS Tuesday, March 14, 2017.<o:p></o:p></span></h1>
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