Next call for proposals

The next submission for proposals for AP37 is open. The AP covers the period April 2025 - September 2025. Proposals must be submitted by Wednesday 25th September 2024 at 17:00hrs UTC+1/GMT+1. This deadline has been extended to accommodate the Easter break and is a one-off discretionary extension.

For submissions of proposals please see here: Apply for beamtime.

For updates to the XChem BAG submission see: XChem BAG submission 

For MX related proposals please refer to the MX Responsive Beamtime Guide.

Diamond is accepting rapid access proposals for COVID-19 related research - please follow the usual process for rapid access proposals.

Users from the EU and world-wide

Diamond continues to welcome users from anywhere in the world to submit proposals and participate in experiments.

Eligibility for financial support of users can be found in the Diamond expenses procedure.

Visa or Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) guidance for Users

If you are a non-UK user you may need a visa or an ETA to visit the UK.

If you are from the EU, the current rules state that you are allowed to travel to the UK for 6 months or less without needing a visa so you can continue to visit Diamond under the same arrangements as before Brexit.

If you are non-UK/EU, you may need a visa or an ETA to visit the UK – please check here to see if you will need to apply for a Standard Visitor visa or please check here to see if you will need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation.

A Standard Visitor visa allows you to undertake certain business activities such as attending a meeting or conference or to gather information for your employment overseas. You cannot do paid or unpaid work for Diamond (including work placements and internships). A Standard Visitor visa allows you to stay for a maximum of 6 months per visit. For further information please see the official guidance here.

Diamond also supports research submitted as part of EU grants. For more information see Support for European Access to Life Science.

War in Ukraine

Following the heart-breaking evolution of the situation in Ukraine, Diamond wants to express support to everyone who has been affected by these tragic events, especially those from our community.

Diamond has taken the decision to suspend its work with Russian and Belarusian affiliated institutions, including suspending access for users from those institutions, until further notice.

Science has always been about bringing people together beyond all boundaries, promoting scientific excellence and peace. We stand with all those who seek peace amid this crisis and beyond.

We would like to advise that we cannot allow work on new samples that involve collaboration with Russian/Belarusian institutions. For data that has already been collected publication with these authors is up to PI, but we would ask that it is made clear that this is not recent beam time, by explicitly stating when the beam time was.

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The User Office provides administrative support for users.

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Telephone: +44 (0) 1235 778571
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