University of Illinois (All Campuses) Users
Complete the MRL Central Facility Use Proposal Electronic Form to generate a new proposal. We recommend that the student or post-doctoral researcher (principal user) fill out and submit the proposal.
It is strongly recommended that students review the information with their advisor prior to submitting the electronic form. Submission of the electronic form is required. Paper copies will not be accepted.
Please do not use your browser's back button while filling out the electronic form as this may cause your submission to fail. Also, we suggest you use cut and paste from a local text editor to enter answers to questions in the proposal form. This will save you from re-typing the answers in the unlikely event of an error in your submission. Please, follow the instructions carefully and provide the information as requested.
For additional information on the proposal process or status contact:
Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, MC- 230
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
104 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801-2985
Ph: (217) 244-2121
Fax: (217) 244-2278
When received, the proposal will be routed to the Director of Central Facilities for an initial review. If all of the information is complete, the director will forward it to the Facility Advisory Committee. Upon approval of the Advisory Committee, the proposal will be accepted. The researcher will then be notified, and the visit will be scheduled. Time required for the approval process varies and is usually 2-4 weeks; each proposal is unique and must be carefully evaluated.
Users need to familiarize themselves with the university health and safety regulations prior to using the facility. All users will be required to complete University of Illinois general laboratory safety training. In addition during training, instrument specific safety instructions will be given.