DMC Grant Support - Research Complex at Harwell

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Diamond Manchester Collaboration (DMC)
Pre-allocated Grant- Support Access Application Form
1.
Overview of the Diamond Manchester Collaboration (DMC)
In 2010 Diamond Light Source (DLS) and the University of Manchester entered into a ten-year collaboration to
build and operate the Diamond-Manchester Branchline (DMB or I13-2). The goals of the collaboration are: to
promote outstanding scientific research, establish new collaborations, seed new research, and allow long term
access for funded research proposals. Manchester has 80 days per year of beamtime for dedicated use on the DMB
or other beamlines.
This time is allocated via three main routes: grant-support access (up to 60%), feasibility studies (up to 20%) and
direct access (up to 20%). The preferred access is via grant support (pre-allocated), which allows Manchester
academics to include guaranteed beamtime (subject to scientific vetting) into proposals submitted to RCUK and EU
funding call, or Industrial research collaborations (but not consultancies) and is the main allocation route. The
remaining time is allocated either via fast feasibility studies or direct access. The DMC direct access application
form is similar to the DLS direct access application but in addition to scientific merit, the impact on University of
Manchester and society is also considered.
2.
Guidance
This form is to be completed when requesting pre-allocated grant-support access through the Diamond
Manchester Collaboration. The principal investigator must be a University of Manchester academic. If beamtime is
approved, all users on the application form must complete user registration on the Diamond Light Source website.
The form has 3 sections. The criteria by which the proposals will be ranked are listed below:
I
Scientific Merit: A grade between 1 and 5 will be assigned, with 5 being the top score. The proposal must
give a scientific justification for the proposed research, including the broader scientific context. It must also
provide details of the proposed experiment and a justification of the beamtime requested. It is
recommended you contact Prof Peter Lee and the Principal Beamline scientist to discuss the feasibility of
the experiment.
II
Impact on University of Manchester: A grade between 1 and 5 will be assigned based on the potential for
i.
ii.
iii.
III
establishing new, or building on existing academic and industrial collaborations.
supporting key areas of research (state which School e.g. EPS, MHS, FLS)
developing personnel
Prior Track Record: A grade between 1 and 5 will be assigned based on outputs ( including from any
previous beamtimes/ MXIF use) e.g.
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
publications
grants
building on / establishing new, collaborations
impact on society
Completed forms should be emailed to [email protected]
DMC Pre-Allocated proposal (revision_13_09_09)
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1.1
Procedure
The following flowchart summarises the procedure for requesting pre-allocated grant access beamtime.
Call for research proposal
published / announced
Obtain application via email
from
[email protected]
c.uk
Contact
[email protected]
and appropriate PBS for
feasibility
or download from
http://www.rcharwell.ac.uk/manchester-x-rayimaging-facility
Email completed application to
[email protected]
Application reviewed
(by MXIF Director & one other
expert)
Appropriate for Support
Value of Pre-allocated Beamtime
can be included in proposal
RC Proposal: included as in-kind
contribution (£14,000/d)
EU Proposal: costed at true EU
accepted audited cost to
Diamond, (€12,000/day)
Immediately inform
[email protected]
c.uk
once results of proposal* (for
which beamtime is being
requested) are known
*Ensure DMC beamtime has been approved before grant submission
DMC Pre-Allocated proposal (revision_13_09_09)
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DMC Pre-Allocated proposal (revision_13_09_09)
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Application Form for Pre-Allocated Grant –Supported Access to DMC Beamtime
(Max. 1 page)
1. PROPOSAL DETAILS
1.1
PI and Co-Investigators
1.2
Funding body, grant scheme and approximate amount requested
1.3
Attach Draft Proposal
Scientific Merit (One paragraph summary describing synchrotron experiments and their
scientific impact. If science case is available include it with application)
1.4
2. IMPACT ON THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER (COLLABORATIONS, SUPPORTING
KEY AREAS OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPING PERSONNEL, ETC)
3. PRIOR TRACK RECORD (PUBLICATIONS, GRANTS, BUILDING ON ESTABLISHING
NEW COLLABORATIONS)
DMC Pre-Allocated proposal (revision_13_09_09)
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