Summary of the seventh call for proposals
In mid-May, the International Evaluation Commission completed its work on the evaluation of proposals for beamtime in the seventh call. A total of 84 applications were assessed in the competition, submitted for four beamlines and a cryo-microscope. The applications were analyzed by external experts in terms of formalities, sample safety and the merits of the planned research work.
In the seventh call for applications for beamtime on the SOLARIS infrastructure, 84 applications were submitted, which is a significant increase in the number of research groups interested in measurements compared to the previous call, i.e. by 25%. The International Evaluation Committee gave a positive assessment to 36 applications, of which 3 out of 7 submitted through the CERIC-ERIC consortium. For the first time in the competition procedure, the DEMETER beamline with two end stations - the STXM and PEEM microscope was made available. The number of accepted applications in relation to the number of submitted proposals for each beamline is presented in the Figure above. Decisions regarding the allocation of beamtime on the Cryo-EM should be expected at the turn of June and July.
Research groups will be able to carry out their experiments using the SOLARIS infrastructure from September 2021 to February 2022.
We remind you that it is possible to submit an application for the so-called "Quick Access" to beamlines. This mode makes it possible to check whether the planned experiment has a chance to be realized in a regular call for proposals or whether there is a need to conduct research quickly due to the potentially high scientific value.