Call for proposals for access to integrated multidisciplinary facilities for Materials and Biomaterials

CERIC-ERIC offers access through a single entry point to more than 50 different and complementary state of the art techniques and support laboratories, distributed in 8 countries, with the submission of single or multi-technique proposals. A detailed description of the facilities available in CERIC can be found here.

How to apply

Access to CERIC is open to scientists from all over the world and free of charge. Proposals should be submitted online through the Virtual Unified Office (VUO). The best projects will be selected by peer review through an independent and international panel of experts. More information here

What is new in this call

Check the Open Access offer for this semester here.

CERIC now accepts single instrument proposals for all of the CERIC instruments and beamlines at the Budapest Neutron Centre and Solaris.

Check the Solaris website to know more about other techniques available at the Polish facility.

Due to technical upgrades at the Slovenian facility, limited time will be offered on the NMR spectrometers.

Single instrument proposals

Single instrument proposals are accepted for the following facilities:

  • PEEM/XAS, UARPES beam lines and Cryo-EM in Krakow
  • Deep Lithography, SAXS and Material Science synchrotron beamlines in Trieste
  • SISSI and IUVS beamlines, only for use with conventional sources (not SR) in Trieste
  • 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
  • Neutron research instruments in Budapest

For other facilities, only multiple technique proposals will be accepted.

Two-step application

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 deadline. Although we suggest taking advantage of the pre-evaluation, expert users may decide to submit their proposals directly at the second deadline.


  • March 2nd 2020 at 17:00 CET to have a pre-evaluation and the possibility to improve your proposal
  • March 31st 2020 at 17:00 CET Please note that the final deadline for the submission of the proposals has been postponed to April 2nd 2020 at 17:00 CET

Promotional 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

Fast access for feasibility studies is available at any moment.

CERIC publications awards

CERIC-ERIC will select the most successful proposals and cover the full cost for open access publicationsRead more

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ACCELERATE is funded by the European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020, under grant agreement 731112.