Comprehensive Training Application Materials

This page details the information you will be asked to provide when applying to the comprehensive training program through the User Portal.

  • Project Title (80 characters or less)
  • Project Type (i.e., Data Collection Service, Exploratory Freezing & Screening, Project-Tailored Training, or Comprehensive Training)
  • Project Abstract (150 words or less)
  • CryoEm Workflows of Interest (pick all that apply)
    • cryoEM Single Particle Analysis (cryoSPA)
    • cryogenic electron tomography (cryoET)
    • cryogenic electron diffraction (cryoED)
    • Proposed Length of Training Residency (pick one)
    • 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, and other.         

    ​Project Documents (PDFs)

    Training & Experience Document (1,000 words or less)

    Goals & Motivation (150 words or less):  State the specific goals for your training project and the motivation for seeking comprehensive training.
    Current Research (200 words or less):  Describe the trainee's current research projects and justify the need to include cryoEM in your future research.
    Institutional Impact (150 words or less):  Describe how this training will benefit others beyond yourself, i.e., your research group, department, and the wider reserach community at your institution.  How will your experiences be shared with others?
    Cryogenic Electron Microscopy Experience (200 words or less):  Describe the trainee's experience with cryogenic electron microscopy (cryoEM), specifically, including the location, previous training, and the specimen preparation and microscopy methods employed (e.g., cryogenic TEM, cryogenic SEM, cryogenic electron tomography (cryoET), single particle analysis (SPA), cryogenic focus ion beam milling, cryogenic microtomy, cryogenic electropolishing, plunge vitrification, and jet vitrification.)
    Other Electron Microscopy Experience (200 words or less):  Describe the trainee's experience with electron microscopy, generally, including location, previous training, and the methods performed (e.g., transmission electron microscopy (TEM), bright field TEM (BF-TEM), dark field TEM (DF-TEM), high resolution TEM (HRTEM), energy filtered TEM (EFTEM), electron diffraction (ED), scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), bright field STEM (BF-STEM), dark field STEM (DF-STEM), high-angle annular dark field STEM (HAADF-STEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), secondary electron imaging SEM (SE-SEM), back-scattered electron imaging SEM (BSE-SEM), analytical electron microscopy (AEM), energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS), electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), electron spectroscopic imaging (ESI), freeze-fracture electron microscopy, negative-stain TEM, in-situ TEM, or reflection electron microscopy (REM).)
    Operational Experience (100 words or less):  List the electron microscopes and specimen preparation instruments the trainee has operation experience on including manufacture and model (e.g., JEOL Cryo ARM 200 TEM, JEOL JEM-2100Plus TEM, ThermoFisher Talos Artica TEM, ThermoFisher Krios G2 TEM, TFS Vitrobot Mark II, Leica EM GP2 Automatic Plunge Freezer, etc.).

    Supporting Documents

    Trainee Biosketch or Curriculum Vitae Document 
    PI Biosketch or Curriculum Vitae Document (optional)

    Research Team

    Identify the members of your research team.  The Principal Investigator is the lead scientist responsible for the overall research project.  The Trainee is also able to fulfill the responsibilities of submitting microscope time requests and corresponding with S2C2 staff.  The person submitting the proposal is automatically made the trainee, but this may be changed at the time of application.
    Principal Investigator:  The Principal Investigator (PI) is the lead scientist for the overall research project.  PIs are generally the "research group leader" or "head of the laboratory" who share authority and responsibility for leading and directing the research, intellectually and logistically.  PIs typically conceive of the investigations and are accountable to their organizations and funding agencies.
    Trainee:  The Trainee will share the PI's responsibility for conducting the proposed training experiments, including coordination of training scheduling, access to the facility, and oversight of the training experiments conducted at the facility.
    To enter any individual, start with their last name or email address to access and select names already in our database.  If no matching record is found, enter a name and email address.  They will be invited to register in the SLAC user portal at the time the proposal is accepted.


    Provide the funding source, grant number, and grant title supporting trainee transportation and local room and board for the onsite comprehensive training residency.

    Last Updated

    Wed, 10/26/2022 - 18:24