All beam time at NSLS-II is allocated based on a peer-reviewed proposal process. To start, you need to identify the type of proposal that fits your needs. You'll need to know either the technique required, the beamline name/number, or the name of the beamline primary contact to use the Beamlines Available for Proposals page (below) to determine the appropriate proposal type.
Based on the proposal type that you'll be making, download the appropriate proposal template below and fill it out. (All templates are in Microsoft Word format.)
Authentication to the Proposal Allocation, Safety, and Scheduling System (PASS) system requires either a BNL domain account, an InCommon Federation account, or a Google account. For users that do not have a BNL domain account, we recommend login through the InCommon Federation if your home institution is a participant. It’s very likely that your home institution participates in InCommon; click here to find out. If not, use your existing Google account to log into PASS or sign up for a free Google account before continuing.
If you already use your Google account to log into PASS and would like to transfer to an InCommon login through your home institution, then follow these instructions.
A new log-in option called InCommon is now available in the PASS system. InCommon is a federated identity management system, and if your home institution is part of the InCommon Federation, you may be able to use your home institution credentials to log into PASS instead of using a Gmail account.
If you currently use Gmail to log into PASS, below you will find the process to transfer your current PASS login account from Gmail to your home institution credentials using InCommon.
***IMPORTANT: DO NOT try to sign into PASS using InCommon until you have followed all of these steps carefully. ***
For questions please contact Nancye Wright at 631-344-USER or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you log in with your authenticated account, you will be able to view a list of your proposals and submit new proposals using the information from your proposal template. Login to PASS.
Note: For those beamline programs that will not be available for several years, NSLS-II has coordinated with other DOE facilities to make specific near-term arrangements to support former NSLS users. See details of transition programs.
Full details of the proposal review process are available in the NSLS-II User Access Policy.
|Run Cycle||Run Dates||Proposal Submission Deadline||PRP* Meeting|
|Fall 2017 (2017-3)||Sep - Dec 2017||May 31, 2017||Jun 22, 2017|
|Spring 2018 (2018-1)||Jan - Apr 2018||Sep 30, 2017||Oct 26, 2017|
|Summer 2018 (2018-2)||May - Aug 2018||Jan 31, 2018||Feb 22, 2018|
|Fall 2018 (2018-3)||Sep - Dec 2018||May 31, 2018||Jun 21, 2018|