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1 March 2012

BioStruct-X does not accept further applications for Transnational Access support!



Block Allocation Group (BAG) and Single Project (SP) proposal submission will be possible at any time.

BAG proposals are submitted for multiple projects by local regional or national research consortia. A BAG should include at least five independent research groups and normally does not exceed 15. The minimal amount of request should be for minimally 15 beam line shifts (1 shift = 8 hours of beamtime).

The following options are available for the four technology platforms:

  • Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS, WP2): BAG proposals are preferred; SP proposals are possible during the initial phase of the project. For BAG proposals, combined applications with MX are possible. For SP proposals, combinations with all technology platforms are possible.
  • Macromolecular X-ray crystallography (MX, WP3): Only BAG proposals are possible, unless MX is used in combination with XI or PP. For BAG proposals, combined applications with SAXS are possible.
  • X-ray imaging (XI, WP4): Only SP proposals are possible, combinations with all other technology platforms are allowed.
  • Protein Production and High-throughput crystallization (PP & HTX, WP5): Only SP proposals are possible, combinations with all other technology platforms are allowed.

The evaluation of the proposals will be carried out electronically and is expected to take less than one month (30 days) following each application deadline.

Calls for proposals are issues by BioStruct-X management.

The application deadlines are issued by the BioStruct-X Project Evaluation Committee (PEC) following each annual meeting.

Application deadlines for 2012 are:

  • March 31st
  • August 31st
  • December 31st

Application deadlines for 2013 are:

  • April 30th
  • August 15th
  • December 15th

Application deadlines for 2014 are:

  • April 30th
  • September 15th
  • December 31st

Application deadlines for 2015 are:

  • February 15th
  • May 30th
  • September 15th

As of January 2014, in case of positive assessment, each SP proposal will be valid for 18 months and each BAG proposal untill the end of the project (provided that annual reports are submitted in time), starting on the date of the notification of the evaluation result to the BAG coordinator in case of BAG proposals or to Project coordinator in case of SP proposals.

*Please note that you should contact the platform leader for technical feasibility assessment prior to submitting an application for access to WP5 PP&HTX platforms!

* We do not receive applications for ESPRIT and MultiBac platforms anylonger. All available units have been allocated!

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