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 (to cover access taking place primarily during the period October - December 2020) has now closed, and applicants have been informed of the outcome of their applications.
The second access application round is now open, and will close at 23:59 on Friday 4th December 2020. This second application round will cover access taking place primarily during the period January - March 2021. 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.