World's First Hard X-ray Free-electron Laser

The Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC takes X-ray snapshots of atoms and molecules at work, revealing fundamental processes in materials, technology and living things. LCLS is an Office of Science User Facility operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by Stanford University.

LCLS Overview   Instruments   Proposals  

Latest Proposal Schedule

Mode of Access Run Cycle Proposal Call Status Deadline Cycle Begins Cycle Ends
Coronavirus Research LCLS 18

Accepting Submissions of Interest

Accepting Proposal Submissions

Ongoing

Aug 2020 Apr 2021
Scientific Campaigns LCLS 18 Proposal review complete   Aug 2020 Apr 2021
Regular Proposals LCLS 18 Proposal review complete   Aug 2020 Apr 2021
Protein Crystal Screening (CXI, MFX) LCLS 18 Proposal review complete   Aug 2020 Apr 2021
MeV-UED Regular Proposals MeV-UED 2 Proposal review complete   Apr 2020 Apr 2021

  Proposals are submitted through the User Portal.

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