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Proposal Submission Deadlines

Proposal Submission Deadlines

SPring-8 operates for 2 half-year research terms (A term and B term) each year. A term typically spans from April to August and B term is usually from September to March.

JASRI generally launches the call for proposals twice a year with the following deadlines. For specific dates, please refer to the call for proposals announced in around May (for B term) and November (for A term of the following year).

N.B.

Long-Term Proposals, Long Term Graduate Student Proposals are valid for two years for one application, and some other proposals are valid for one year.

General Proposals, Budding Researchers Support Proposals etc.

Twice a year

TermApprox. Deadlines
A TermEarly December
B TermMid-June

Six times a year

TermApprox. Deadlines
A Term, First periodEarly December
A Term, Second periodMid-March
A Term, Third periodMid-May
B Term, First periodMid-June
B Term, Second periodEarly September
B Term, Third periodEarly November

Non-Proprietary Grant-Aided Proposals

Twice a year

TermApprox. Deadlines
A TermAbout two weeks before the deadlines for general and other proposals.
B TermAbout two weeks before the deadlines for general and other proposals.

Six times a year

TermApprox. Deadlines
A Term, First periodAbout two weeks before the deadlines for general and other proposals. Deadlines for the second and the third periods for Beamlines with sixannual calls are set at the same as general proposals.
A Term, Second periodMid-March
A Term, Third periodMid-May
B Term, First periodAbout two weeks before the deadlines for general and other proposals. Deadlines for the second and the third periods for Beamlines with sixannual calls are set at the same as general proposals.
B Term, Second periodEarly September
B Term, Third periodEarly November

Urgent Proposals, Proprietary Time-Designated Proposals, and Proprietary Measurement Service Proposals

TermApprox. Deadlines
All yearAs needed