Environmental Molecular Science Lab (EMSL) deadline approaching for science theme proposals

Proposals for Science Theme research may be submitted at any time via the User Portal ( until Monday, February 29, 2016 at 11:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).

Researchers are encouraged to submit proposals for molecular-scale research that address specific selected topics in EMSL’s science themes to accelerate results in emerging science areas of interest to EMSL, the Office of Biological and Environmental Research and the Department of Energy. Details regarding this year’s focused topics, as well as contact information and links to the review criteria and proposal package guidance for this Call, are available at

Prospective users are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant Science Theme Lead or Capability Lead well in advance of the deadline to discuss proposal ideas and possible research collaborations with EMSL and PNNL staff. Prospective users interested in coupling experimental and computational approaches or developing novel computational modeling and informatics methods that support research within the AAS, BDD, or TSE focused topics should contact the Lead Scientist for Multiscale Modeling and High-Performance Computing or the Capability Lead for MSC Scientific Consulting.

Award decisions will be made by July 31, and approved proposals will be granted access to EMSL resources beginning October 1, 2016.

Note: If you’re planning to submit both a Science Theme proposal and a JGI-EMSL Letter of Intent, please be aware of the different deadlines for each opportunity.