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Letters of Intent for JGI-EMSL FICUS Research Due March 15

The Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) are seeking collaborative research applications through the Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science (FICUS) program. Researchers are invited to submit letters of intent by 5 p.m. PDT on March 15, 2023.

Successful proposals will have access to both these U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) user facilities through one proposal submission. Additional capabilities are available at other DOE-supported user facilities, including the Bio-SANS beamline through the Center for Structural Molecular Biology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. Applicants can also request access to archived biological, genomic, and geological samples and specimens from terrestrial and aquatic sites through the National Science Foundation’s National Ecological Observatory Network.

Important dates for FY 2024 JGI-EMSL FICUS proposals:

  • March 15, 2023: Letters of intent due at 5 p.m. PDT
  • April 4, 2023: Invitations to submit full proposals
  • May 4, 2023: Full proposals due at 5 p.m. PDT
  • July 31, 2023: Decision notices sent