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Initiate a new proposal by logging into the EMSL User Portal and clicking “Submit a Proposal/LOI” in the left-hand navigation of the home screen. The form will guide you to enter details about the proposal, the participants, funding, resources, and samples. Review the entire form well in advance of the desired submission date to make sure you have enough time to compile the required information.

The research project description is uploaded into the form as a PDF. See the Proposal Guidance for formatting and content requirements. Note that several required appendices must be included with the project description as a single PDF document.

You are encouraged to contact EMSL staff to discuss your project prior to submitting the proposal. Any discussions with staff should be initiated at least two weeks prior to the desired submission date.