Submit a proposal for access
05 Dec 2016



Information on submitting proposals




​There are three access routes to apply for experimental time at the five laser facilties within the CLF.  More information on these routes, when access calls are issued, how to apply and the terms and conditions for access can be found here.

To submit a proposal please use the STFC proposal site​​

For general enquiries about proposals contact the CLF User Office or your local faciltiy contact.

For technical support with the online proposal application site contact Facilties Business Systems & Support

Laserlab access

If you are applying for access funded by Laserlab Europe​, you will also need to submit your proposal through the Laserlab Europe online proposal system at​​. ​

​Publication of proposal summary information​

Titles and abstracts of accepted proposals will soon be visible online

In line with other research councils who make available summary information on funded research, the CLF will make publicly available summary information from proposals awarded beamtime.  Information will be published via the Research Councils ‘Gateway to Research’ site and on this website. We will make it clear within the CLF proposal system what information will be made public.

From April 2017, we intend to publish the title and abstract of accepted proposals by hyperlinking the experiment schedules.​

Commercial and Industral access

Access to CLF’s world class facilities is also available to commercial users at contract rates.  See here for more information.

Contact: CLF User Office