Calls for access, otherwise known as "application rounds", will be run quarterly on a rolling basis. The access scheme is due to come to an end in March 2023.
The first access application round is now open, and will close at 23:59 on Friday 25th September 2020. Applications will be considered by the Management Group, and approval/feedback given, within two weeks of submission. Therefore please do not wait until the closing date to submit your application if it is ready sooner.
The first access application round is designed to cover access taking place primarily during the period October - December 2020. As explained in the application form and the rules for submission, it is expected that all NNUF access scheme funded work will be completed within 4 months of the date of award (excepting cases where equipment failure delays access, or in the case of e.g. NNL, within 4 months of security clearance having been granted by the facility). If you have a compelling reason to request acccess for a future date (for example to enable time for sample preparation), there will be an opportunity to specify this in the application form.