Director Discretionary's Time (DDT)
5% of ILL beam time is reserved for proposals that do not fall within the usual rules of proposal submission.
Primarily these proposals concern urgent experiments that cannot wait for the twice-yearly proposal rounds. Proposals can be submitted at any time and they will be reviewed by the chair and relevant members of the proposal sub-committee concerned and the ILL science director. If successful, beam time will then be awarded on the requested instrument as soon as possible.
New: DDT may also be used to award beam time to excellent proposals which do not satisfy the rule in which two-thirds of the proposers must come from ILL's Associate and Scientific Member countries (see two-thirds rule below). These proposals can therefore be submitted by any team with an excellent idea for an experiment and this must be done through the usual proposal rounds so that the level of excellence can be judged by comparison with other proposals.
Applications for Director Discretionary's Time may be submitted to the Director of Science, Prof Mark Johnson, at any time.
Fill in the appropriate form with your personal details and proposal description.
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