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Grant applications for access

For time allocation from 2018 onwards, academic users are encouraged to apply for grant funding to meet an access charge of £941 (+ VAT i.e., £1129, unless VAT exemption for medical research applies) per day.
Successful applicants will be allocated time at the Facility directly, i.e., without having to apply for time via the time allocation panel, provided that the PI has obtained outline approval from the Facility prior to submission of the application.
The procedure is:
(i) The PI on the grant application fills out the below form before submitting his/ her application.
(ii) The Facility Manager, after clarifying any queries with the PI, provides a technical assessment of the viability of the proposed high-field NMR experiments – this must be submitted with the grant application. For RCUK applications using JeS, indicate the use of the High-Field Solid-State NMR Facility, the total number of days (“Units”) and the total access charge (including VAT where applicable, “Cost”) in the Research Council Facilities tab. In addition, the total cost must be added as a separate item under “Other Directly Incurred Costs” with the “Is Exception” boxed ticked on the JeS form – check that funds are added to the total at 100% requested value.
(iii) Where the grant is awarded, the host institution of the PI is awarded specific funding for the High-Field Solid-State NMR Facility access that is then to be paid to the University of Warwick as host of the High-Field Solid-State NMR Facility. The PI informs the Facility Manager of the grant award and time is allocated directly as per the number of days in each specific time allocation period as stated in the submitted webform (see below). Note that confirmation of funding must be received by the Facility prior to the time allocation panel meeting in order to be allocated time in that corresponding time allocation period (this meeting usually takes place ~6 weeks before the start of the time allocation period).
Current funding as an EPSRC National Research Facility (with partial BBSRC support) only runs until January 2020. However, users should continue to request funding on RCUK grants for access that extends beyond January 2020. Should follow-on EPSRC National Research Facility funding not be secured, the University of Warwick will endeavour to provide high-field NMR access at the current per day rate beyond January 2020. In this circumstance of follow-on EPSRC National Research Facility funding not being secured, a PI who gains grant funding for high-field solid-state NMR facility access can choose to use the allocated funding to pay for the use of other high-field solid-state NMR system(s) he/ she can arrange access to.
Further note that infrastructure funding has been secured for a dedicated 1 GHz solid-state NMR system to be hosted at the University of Warwick (installation is expected by mid 2020) EP/R029946/1: as per the grant application that was supported by scientists from 18 UK universities and 6 UK-based companies, it is proposed to create an expanded high-field solid-state NMR facility that combines the existing 850 MHz system and the new 1 GHz system.
The Facility will provide a response to applications via this form within 5 working days

Confirmation of funding must be received by the Facility prior to the time allocation panel meeting in order to be allocated time in that corresponding time allocation period (this meeting usually takes place ~6 weeks before the start of the time allocation period).
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