EMSL Call for FY2017 Proposals is now open

This Call offers the opportunity for the proposed research project:

  • JGI-EMSL Collaborative Science.

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

JGI-EMSL Letters of Intent Accepted until April 4

This call is part of the collaboration between user facilities that are stewarded by the Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research. The “Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science” (FICUS) program was established to encourage and enable researchers to more easily integrate the expertise and capabilities of multiple user facilities into their research. The current call between EMSL and the DOE Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) begins with Letters of Intent, which may be submitted at any time via the EMSL User Portal ( until April 4, 2016 at 11:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time).

This call represents a unique opportunity for researchers to combine the power of genomics at DOE JGI and molecular characterization at EMSL in one proposed research project. Successful applications will focus on high risk/high payoff projects in the focused topic areas that can be completed on an accelerated timeline as compared to the standard CSP or science theme projects. In addition, they must utilize a broad range of the capabilities of each facility and generate datasets beyond what each of these facilities could generate by itself.

Applications follow a proposal package guidance, schedule, and review process that is tailored to meet both EMSL and DOE JGI requirements. Details regarding this year’s focused topics, as well as contact information and links to the review criteria and proposal package guidance at

Questions regarding EMSL’s user program or specifics about either of the Call opportunities may be directed to the User Support Office (509-371-6003,