Apply Now: A Special COVID-19 Rapid Access Call for Proposals is Currently Open

In an effort to help fight this global pandemic, we have a special call for proposals for any work that will actively contribute to finding COVID-related treatments or vaccines, or improve conditions for frontline workers, including developing sensors and diagnostic tools or special surfaces with antiviral properties.

The call is open to researchers from any institution, in any location. Priority will be given to proposals for the macromolecular crystallography (CMCF-BM) beamline, but proposals for other beamlines will also be considered. The call is limited to work that can be performed remotely, or by mail-in – external users will not be permitted on site. Please discuss the feasibility of your proposal with the appropriate beamline staff before submission.

All proposals should be submitted through the COVID-19 proposal type in the CLS User Portal

All proposals will be subject to technical review by our beamline staff, safety review by our Health, Safety and Environment team, and ethics review if required. In addition, proposals will be evaluated by a committee consisting of CLS Science Managers, chaired by the Science Director and external experts as needed.

For proprietary COVID-19 research, please contact Erika Bergen, Industrial Science Operations Coordinator, 306-657-3867,

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