Fusion Reactor

NNUF invites user access applications for the period April – June 2021

The National Nuclear User Facility’s (NNUF) third access application round is now open

The third quarterly “call for access” is an opportunity for any UK-based university researcher, and their international collaborators, to apply to use these facilities for free. The closing date is 28th February 2021, and this call covers access taking place primarily during April – June 2021.

Given the current national COVID restrictions, many of the facilities accepting applications for this call are able to facilitate “remote” access, with facility scientists conducting experiments on behalf of externals.

Please get in touch with the contact listed on each facility’s page, to find out more.

As explained in the application form and the rules for submission, it is expected that all NNUF access scheme funded work will be completed within 4 months of the date of award (excepting cases where equipment failure delays access, or in the case of e.g. NNL, within 4 months of security clearance having been granted by the facility).

If you have a compelling reason to request access for a future date (for example to enable time for sample preparation), there will be an opportunity to specify this in the application form.

For more information about the access scheme and NNUF as a whole, please consult the NNUF website.

Please feel free to contact Francesca McGowan, NNUF Administrator (francesca.mcgowan@materials.ox.ac.uk), with any questions about the access scheme. For further information about individual NNUF facilities, please contact the facility directly using the contact details provided on the facility pages of the NNUF website.