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Details: Non-Proprietary Grant-Aided Proposals

Non-proprietary grant-aided proposals are intended for research proposals obtaining a large research grant, the scientific and technological validity of which have been reviewed and approved. The proposals are exempt from scientific review; only the necessity of SPring-8 as a research tool, ethics (e.g., exclusively for peaceful purposes), technical feasibility, and the safety of the experiment are reviewed. These proposals are given priority consideration up to the beamtime limit set for each beamline used for general proposals. Proposals are called for twice/six times a year.

Fees

Type of feePer shift*
Beamtime feeUsers are exempt from paying the fee
Program fee for non-proprietary grant-aided proposal131,000 yen
User fee (fixed)10,720 yen

* 1 shift is 8 hours and for any proposals that are allocated by the hour, the fees are charged by the hour.

  • A variable fee will be calculated and added in accordance with the amount of liquid helium actually used.

Submission Deadline for Online 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

Proposal Application Template

Non-Proprietary Grant-Aided ProposalDownload [MS Word]