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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

Visit the ACNS Customer Portal

The Call for Proposals deadlines are 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

 2021-1: User access for January- June 2021

  Key Dates
Call for proposals opens 28 July 2020
Call for proposals closes 31 August 2020 11:59pm (AEST)
Users notified From mid-November 2020
Capabilities The Centre for Accelerator Science
  Isotope Tracing in Natural Systems
  Nuclear Stewardship
  Radiobiology, Bioimaging, Radioisotopes, Radiotracers
How to apply Applications have now closed

 

  Key Dates
Call for proposals opens 19 March 2020
Call for proposals closes 15 September 2020 11:59pm (AEST)
Users notified From mid-November 2020
Capabilities Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering
  National Deuteration Facility
How to apply Applications have now closed

2021-2: User access for July- December 2021 

  Key Dates
Call for proposals opens 1 September 2020
Call for proposals closes 26 February 2021 11:59pm (AEST)
Users notified From early June 2021
Capabilities The Centre for Accelerator Science
  Isotope Tracing in Natural Systems
  Nuclear Stewardship
  Radiobiology, Bioimaging, Radioisotopes, Radiotracers
How to apply Visit the ANSTO Research Portal
  Key Dates
Call for proposals opens 16 September 2020
Call for proposals closes 15 March 2021 11:59pm (AEST)
Users notified From mid-May 2021
Capabilities Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering
  National Deuteration Facility
How to apply

Visit the ACNS Customer Portal

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.
  • 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 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

ACNS Customer Portal
This user guide provides information to external merit researchers, commercial clients, scientific collaborators and partners who use the ACNS Customer 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