New CERIC-ERIC Call for proposals for access to integrated multidisciplinary facilities for Materials and Biomaterials
CERIC-ERIC, the Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium, offers access for research in all fields of materials, biomaterials and nanotechnology, to over 50 complementary state-of-the-art instruments and laboratories in nine European countries. A new call for proposals is now open with, as usual, two different deadlines.
Access to CERIC is open to researchers from all over the world free of charge, upon the condition that results are published and CERIC acknowledged. Partial financial support for mobility is available. In the frame of the European project Accelerate, researchers of any nationality working in the eligible countries can ask for personalized support for proposal preparation, measurements and data analysis.
Deadlines for this call are 3rd September and 1st October - The first deadline allows a pre-evaluation of the proposal at the facilities and, if necessary, two weeks for editing on the basis of the comments, before final submission at the second deadli
A detailed description of the available instruments can be found here.
What is new in this call:
Promotional Open Access
In the frame of the European project ACCELERATE, we offer personalised support for the preparation of your proposal and measurements, as well as for data analysis and publication of the results. Read more here.
Fast track access
Some CERIC instruments will offer fast access for feasibility studies. More information here.
SAXS and Material Science beamlines available also for single instrument proposals
The synchrotron beamlines SAXS and Material Sciences will allow single and multiple technique proposals since open access will be available only through CERIC calls.
Additional facilities available
Vinča Institute of Nuclear sciences continues to offer, on a trial basis, access to FAMA (FАcility for Modification and Analysis of materials with ion beams) for modification with irradiation and IBAD (Ion beam assisted deposition).
Single instrument proposals:
For those facilities that do not have another channel of open access available, single instrument proposals are also welcome. These facilities are:
- Deep Lithography, SAXS and Material Science synchrotron beamlines in Trieste; SISSI and IUVS beamlines, only for use with conventional sources (not SR)
- Light and x-ray scattering lab in Graz
- NAP XPS, XPS/XPD and FESEM in Prague
- NMR spectrometers in Ljubljana
- TEM and EPR in Bucharest
- Ion beam beamlines in Zagreb
For other facilities, only multiple technique proposals will be accepted.
Submit your proposal here
For further information visit CERIC-ERIC website.