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Proposal Submission Deadline

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NEXT CALL – November 15th 2020

+++ In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, user operation in the EMFL facilities has stopped. We sincerely hope that our labs soon will be available again for user access. Keeping in mind the considerable backlog of granted proposals that could not be carried out at our facilities due to the ongoing crisis, we would like to ask you, this time, to indicate special urgencies for performing your proposed experiment. Accepted proposals of the calls 119 and 219 that could not be performed yet remain valid. +++

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CALL 1 Submission Deadline

15th May Each Year

CALL 2 Submission Deadline

15th November Each Year

Progress Report Submission

2 Months after the end of the Experiment

Proposal Application Procedure.

THE EMFL PROVIDES ACCESS TO THE HIGHEST CONTINUOUS AND PULSED FIELDS IN EUROPE. ACCESS TO ONE OR MORE OF THE INFRASTRUCTURES WILL BE GIVEN FOR RESEARCH IN HIGH MAGNETIC FIELDS, PROVIDED THAT THE RESEARCH PROPOSAL IS RATED BY THE SELECTION COMMITTEE.

TWICE A YEAR (DEADLINES MAY AND NOVEMBER 15TH) A CALL FOR PROPOSALS IS LAUNCHED, INVITING PROPOSALS FOR RESEARCH REQUIRING ACCESS TO ONE OF THE LARGE INSTALLATIONS FOR HIGH MAGNETIC FIELDS OF EMFL.

In exceptional cases, after deadline projects of high urgency may be handled outside the call period, please contact the facilities

BEFORE SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

  • You are requested to carefully read the PROPOSAL GUIDELINES. They contain essential informations for your application.

  • Users are strongly advised to contact the facility in order to prepare a better proposal or to investigate the feasibility of the work and possibly identify your local contact. Access implies the use of the installation, the use of all available auxiliary equipment and (if necessary) support by local staff.

PROPOSAL EVALUATION

  • PROPOSALS RATED A WILL BE EXECUTED

  • FOR PROPOSALS CLASSIFIED B, THE FACILITY HAS THE FREEDOM TO PRIORITIZE ACCESS WITHIN ITS POSSIBILITIES

  • APPLICATIONS RATED C ARE REJECTED

The ranking is made on the same basis for all applications including those submitted by the in-house scientists.

Selection Committee

The task of the EMFL selection committee (SelCom) is to ensure that from the proposed experiments only those are performed in the EMFL facilities that are of excellent scientific quality and clearly benefit from the access to a high field facility.

The Selection Committee evaluates the scientific proposals on the following three criteria:

1.  Scientific quality and originality of the proposal

2. Necessity for the use of the infrastructure

3. Track record and past performance of the user group.

The EMFL Selection Committee covers the five thematic categories to which proposals can be submitted to:

1. Applied Superconductors

2. Magnetism

3. Metals and Superconductors

4. Semiconductors

5. Soft Matter and Magnetoscience

THE SELECTION COMMITTEE CONSISTS OF 18 MEMBERS, CHAIRED BY JOCHEN WOSNITZA

list of selcom members

Online Submission: Writing a good proposal

APPLICATION FOR ACCESS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ON the user portal:
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We advise you NOT TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL AT THE LAST MINUTE in order to avoid an overload of the system, which may delay the submission of your proposal.

It is strongly recommended to contact the infrastructure first, to fine-tune the proposal, to investigate the feasibility of the work, and, when possible, identify your local contact by choosing  your experiment.

The proposal should address the following points:

1. A clear summary of the objectives of the proposed research in not more than 250 words.

2. Scientific justification (maximum one page): description of the proposed experiment, the scientific importance of the proposed research and relation to existing literature (incl. key references), and justification for using the high magnetic fields of the facilities, (which specific effects are expected at the high magnetic fields with, when possible, reference to or description of earlier lower field measurements and preliminary tests). The amount of magnet hours or number of pulses requested needs to be specified and estimated.

3. Proposed experimental technique and description of support needed: what expertize, specialized equipment, temperature range, frequency range, etc. is needed.

4. Clarification, if necessary, of potential hazards or special handling requirements related to the samples to be studied.

5. Track record and past performance of the user group.

The following areas of research are distinguished. It is important for the correct evaluation of your proposal that you choose the right category; in case of doubt please ask a local contact.

Applied Superconductors (AS)

Magnetism (MA)

Metals and Superconductors (MS)

Semiconductors (SC)

Soft Matter and magnetoscience (SO)

In case the proposal concerns the extension of a project accepted in the previous year, which has not yet reached its original targets or there is a need for additional magnet time, the achievements so far and an updated work plan is requested. The Selection Committee will base its decision on that work plan and the original proposal.

In case of resubmission of a proposal, which was accepted in the previous year and which for whatever reason could not be scheduled or realized, the Selection Committee will base its decision on the original proposal and a statement explaining the reasons of the delay.

In both cases, please connect to the User Portal , open the appropriate proposal from the previous round and click on “Copy as continuation” or “ Copy as resubmission” at the top of the page.

Applications will be evaluated and ranked. The projects are anticipated to be realised in the following 12 months. The responsible applicant will be informed as soon as possible on the outcome of the evaluation process. A local contact of the infrastructure involved will be assigned to the project and scheduling of the proposed experiment will be done through this local contact.

The administration of the respective infrastructure (HLD, LNCMI-G, HFML, LNCMI-T) will help with local arrangements (accommodation, visa, travel, etc.).

To justify the use of the valuable and expensive high magnetic field facilities, and to demonstrate the scientific output, short reports describing the outcome are requested within three months after completion of the experiments. The achievements should be clearly described in not more than 250 words. This progress report has to be submitted online on the User Portal.

Publications which, exceptionally, do not have a coauthor from the infrastructure are expected to be under double affiliation.

In all resulting publications please acknowledge any support under this scheme with: “We acknowledge the support of the HFML-RU/FOM (or HLD-HZDR or LNCMI- CNRS), member of the European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL).”

The EMFL user committee would like to receive a feedback about your experience in the facilities. Your feedback will be handled anonymously by the User Committee.

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