Becoming a User
Facilities and research programs Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials are accessible for user-initiated nanoscience research
to researchers worldwide on the basis of peer-reviewed proposals.
three calls for proposals will be issued each year. Proposals will be solicited in
the broad areas outlined by CNM scientific areas. CNM staff welcome discussions with you on the development of your proposal.
To become a user at the CNM, follow the steps below.
Step 1. User Registration
Complete an online registration to access the CNM even if you have previously registered with an Argonne user facility. If you are a new user, you will be issued an ID/badge number that must be used for the proposal submission process; allow a few hours to acquire this number during times of heavy demand.
Step 2. Submit a User Proposal
View the Call for Proposals.
View the Proposal Process in Brief and submit your proposal via the online proposal system.
Each proposal submitted to CNM is subject to review by the Proposal Evaluation Board to evaluate its scientific merit and its technical feasibility. You will
be notified about the result of this review.
Step 3. Plan Your Trip to CNM
After your proposal is allocated, plan your trip and prepare to access CNM.
An authorized official from every user institution must sign a User Agreement before user projects can begin. Every user will sign a User Agreement Acknowledgment form upon arriving at the facility to perform work.
Questions & Comments?
Contact the User Administrator.