How To Apply

Calls for submission of requests for allocations on the Service are normally issued twice a year at the beginning of September and March to Heads of Chemistry and Subject-related Departments with a closing date usually at the end of the respective month. Applications are vetted by the Management Advisory Panel and approved allocations announced normally by the end of October or April.

For potential users who find an urgent need for access to the Service in mid session, a stream-line (rapid access) procedure is available whereby a small allocation (maximum 5 samples) may be made for a specified project. Users with such an allocation will remain our database for the rest of the allocation period and will receive user circulars, including a reminder for renewal of allocations near the end of the allocation period.

Eligible persons who would like to apply for an allocation can download the application form and can send it either as an e-mail attachment to or by post to:

EPSRC National Crystallography Service
School of Chemistry
University of Southampton
Southampton. SO17 1BJ.

Once we have received your application we will send you a confirmation by e-mail. The application will then be sent to the Management Advisory Panel for approval. Once an application has been approved you will be sent the appropriate sample submission forms.