DOE: Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) User Proposals

Spring 2017 CINT Call for User Proposals

The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) is a Department of Energy, Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center (NSRC) jointly operated by Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. As a National user facility, CINT provides access to its staff and capabilities for nanoscale science research at no fee to approved users for non-proprietary research. Proprietary research may be conducted under a full-cost recovery agreement.

Who can be a CINT User? Individuals and teams from industry, academia, and government institutions are invited to submit proposals to conduct research at CINT.  Foreign National users can work at CINT if their visit is planned with sufficient lead-time.

What is available? CINT offers world-leading capabilities to create, characterize, and understand nanoscale materials in increasingly complex integrated environments.  This comprehensive suite of capabilities includes the technical expertise, instrumentation and software necessary to address important nanoscience integration problems and obtain high-impact research results. Prospective users should visit the capabilities page on the CINT website ( for a brief description of the Synthesis, Fabrication, Characterization and Theory/Simulation capabilities. To view a list of capabilities at CINT and all of the NSRCs, please visit the new NSRC portal.

How to apply? Access to one or more capabilities at the CINT Core and/or Gateway Facilities is obtained by submitting a CINT User Proposal.  This is a concise statement of research that you desire to perform at CINT.  Visit our website step-by-step guide to preparing a CINT User Proposal.

Proposal Template? Proposal submissions are required to use our proposal template.  Proposals submitted that do not follow the approved template will not be considered for review.  CINT user proposals are evaluated by external reviewers based on six specific proposal elements.  Proposals lacking any of that information will be at a competitive disadvantage for access to CINT.

Submission Deadline:  March 31, 2017

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