Call for Proposals

General Use Program

J-PARC MLF 2018B Call for General Use Proposals (Short Term) – First Announcement

J-PARC Center and CROSS are pleased to announce that we will be accepting General Use applications in the 2018B proposal round. The application period is:

From Thursday 17 May to Thursday 7 June 2018, 17:00 (JST).

· Full details of the 2018B Call for Proposals will be available here from about 10 May 2018. Please come back to check then!
· Graduate students (Doctor’s course, master’s course) can be the principal investigators from the 2018B proposal round. For details please check the Call for Proposals.
· Also, please refer to the “MLF Experiment Proposal Application Guidance”, which provides the summarized information on the proposal application.


J-PARC Center Users’ Office

For Experiments Non-Proprietary Use: j_proposal[at]
For Experiments Proprietary Use: j_proposal_p[at]
For General Questions: jimurisoku[at]
* Please replace the [at] with @.

Former General Use Program

New User Promotion

CROSS is now accepting proposals and expressions of interest for access to the neutron Public Beamlines at J-PARC MLF under the 2018A New User Promotion.
New User Promotion is aimed at assisting novice users of neutron-based techniques gain experience and expertise that will allow them to become independent General Use applicants in the future.

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Urgent Access

The Directors of CROSS and MLF may at any time grant beamtime from their discretionary allocation in order to facilitate research that they believe is worthy of expedited access to MLF. To qualify for Urgent Access beamtime, the proposed experiment must be of major scientific, economic or social significance.

Applications to the Urgent Access mechanism can be made at ANY TIME.

If you wish to apply for Urgent Access beamtime, please contact the director of MLF Division of the J-PARC Center.

Toshiji Kanaya
Director of Materials and Life Science Division J-PARC Center Tokai-mura,
Naka-gun, Ibaraki-ken, 319-1195, Japan
Tel.:+81-29-284-4208/Fax: +81-29-284-4899
E-mail: tkanaya[at]

Long Term Proposals

The Call for Proposals for the 2017B Long Term Proposals at MLF is now CLOSED.

J-PARC and CROSS call for the proposals of the Long Term Proposals once a year. Renewed notice will be announced in December. Please visit web site regularly and check the latest information about calls for proposals and submission deadlines.