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ANSTO makes its research infrastructure and capabilities available to the research community and industry through peer-reviewed, collaborative and commercial arrangements. Calls for proposals occur twice a year in March and September. The call deadlines are shown below and are strictly adhered to.

All proposals must be submitted in the portal. Prior to submitting your proposal, it is recommended you contact the capability local contact to discuss your requirements and proposal submission. To access ANSTO’s capabilities, proposals must be submitted in one of the following portals: 

User portals

Visit the ANSTO Research Portal

For past proposals in ACNS please visit the legacy ACNS portal. 

The Call for Proposals deadlines is shown below. The User Office will be able to provide assistance to 5pm on the day of the proposal deadline. Please be aware that the proposal system may experience heavy use in hours leading up to the deadline, so ensure that your proposals are submitted earlier, if possible. 

Proposal round deadlines

2022-1: User access for January- June 2022 

  Key Dates
Call for proposals opens 2 March 2021
Call for proposals closes 31 August 2021 11:59pm (AEST)
Users notified From mid November 2021
Capabilities The Centre for Accelerator Science
  Isotope Tracing in Natural Systems
  Nuclear Stewardship
  Biosciences
How to apply Visit the ANSTO Research Portal

2022-1: User access for July-December 2022

  Key Dates
Call for proposals opens 18 August 2021
Call for proposals closes 15 February 2022 11:59pm (AEST)
Users notified From May 2022
Capabilities Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering
  National Deuteration Facility
How to apply

Visit the ANSTO Research Portal

 2021-2: User access for July - December 2021

  Key Dates
Call for proposals opens 1 September 2020
Call for proposals closes 1 March 2021 11:59pm (AEST)
Users notified From early - June 2021
Capabilities The Centre for Accelerator Science
  Isotope Tracing in Natural Systems
  Nuclear Stewardship
  Biosciences
How to apply Applications have now closed

 

  Key Dates
Call for proposals opens 16 September 2020
Call for proposals closes 15 March 2021 11:59pm (AEST)
Users notified From mid- June 2021
Capabilities Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering
  National Deuteration Facility
How to apply Applications have now closed

Proposal submission advice

General tips for creating your proposal
  • To be able to submit a proposal in the portal, you will need to register an account and fill in your personal details. User Profiles WON’T be brought across from the legacy ACNS Customer Portal.  Users will have to create their accounts and it is recommended to use the same details as for the Legacy ACNS Customer Portal. Please do not set up multiple accounts.
  • Discuss your project with relevant ANSTO scientist(s) before selecting capabilities or facilities. ANSTO’s scientists can work with you to develop your proposal, advise on the most appropriate capability or facility selections, help you optimise the use of our capabilities or facilities. See the capabilities section to view the local contacts. 
  • All questions which have a red asterisk * must be answered. You don’t have to complete the questions in sequence, however, you will not be able to submit your proposal if you haven’t answered all of the questions.
  • If you add figures to your proposal use the file upload facility on this page. You may add five (5) files of up to 3MB each. The file formats may be jpeg, jpg, pdf, and png.
  • If the user group has not used ANSTO’s capabilities or facilities before, check the First Time User box.
  • Ensure to include all ANSTO staff who will contribute to this proposal and any people who will be associated with the outputs &/or outcomes of this project.
  • The Principal Research Scientist can only submit the proposal.
  • Save your work frequently to avoid system time-out.
  • Avoid using the 'Back' button in your internet browser as the portal will return an error and you may lose valuable un-saved work. You should only ever use the portal-specific buttons to navigate the portal.
  • Enable Javascript, cookies and pop-ups on your website browser.
Portal User Guides

ANSTO Research Portal
This user guide provides information to external merit researchers, commercial clients, scientific collaborators and partners who use the ANSTO Research Portal to submit proposals for access to ANSTO's capabilities and facilities. 

Download guide

Anonymised review guidelines apply to 2022-2 for ACNS normal, program and combined deuteration neutron proposals.

Information and guidance can be found on this link Anonymised Review | ANSTO.

ACNS & NDF Users Guide
This user guide provides information to external merit researchers, commercial clients, scientific collaborators and partners who use the ANSTO Research Portal to submit proposals for access to the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering and National Deuteration Facility.

Download guide

Contact the Sydney user office

Contact the Sydney User Office
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am- 5.00pm