CERIC call for beam time proposals

CERIC-ERIC, Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium, offers access to more than 50 complementary instruments and two support laboratories, for multidisciplinary research in all fields of materials science and nanotechnology. Researchers from all over the world can apply for access free of charge, upon the condition that results are published and CERIC acknowledged. In addition to the access to the instruments and labs, CERIC offers support for mobility and open access publications, and more.

CERIC-ERIC is calling for proposals for coordinated access to these more than 50 instruments and support laboratories. In addition to the possibility to access several instruments through a single application, we offer support to mobility.  To apply, use the link "Submit a new CERIC proposal" in the VUO at https://vuo.elettra.trieste.it/,  As usual, there will be two deadlines:  

- March 1st, 2021 at 17:00 CET, to have a pre-evaluation and the possibility to improve your proposal;
- March 31st, 2021 at 17:00 CET (final submission), recommended only for users that are experts in all the techniques requested.

*What is new in this call?*

CERIC is increasing its capacities in the field of Energy Materials. To this end, we will upgrade some beamlines/instruments during this year to improve our services. In the first step, the upgrades will address battery research. We invite the users to check the instruments pages or contact the instruments scientists for forthcoming developments.

Additional Facilities available:
- The Ultraviolet Laser Facility of the Foundation for Research and Technology ? Hellas (ULF-FORTH) in Greece
- The X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy beamline LISA@ESRF
- The new soft X-ray Beamline PHELIX@SOLARIS

Facilities temporarily not available: NAPXPS
Due to an important upgrade, the NAPXPS in Prague will have reduced time capacity and will not receive user proposals in this call.
Remote measurements:
Due to the COVID-19 emergency and according to the local evolution of the pandemic, some of the CERIC facilities may propose to perform measurements remotely, through sample mailing. It will be possible to express your availability for remote measurements in the proposal submission form. 
For further information about the call, please visit our website https://www.ceric-eric.eu/users/call-for-proposals/

Remember you can also apply at anytime fo the dedicated COVID-19 Fast Track Access and fast track for feasibility studies, on the available instruments: https://www.ceric-eric.eu/users/open-access/#anchor-2