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, providing the results are made available to the community in a reasonable time. 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

Exceptionally, for the current Call for Proposal a single deadline for the submission of the proposals is available on October 1st 2020

Additional Facilities available
the Ultraviolet Laser Facility of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (ULF-FORTH) in Greece and the X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy beamline LISA@ESRF will offer access through CERIC.

SISSI-MAT Beamline
Due to change of staff personnel and training, no experiments can be allocated in the first semester 2021 (January – June 2021)

Remote Access

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.

Multi-technique proposals

For the following synchrotron beamlines, only multi-technique proposals will be considered:

  • BAEL – Band Dispersion and Electron-Phonon Coupling
  • ESCA – Esca Microscopy
  • GAPH – Gas Phase Photoemission
  • SUES – High Resolution Core-level Photoemission Spectroscopy
  • IUVS – Inelastic Scattering with Ultraviolet Radiation
  • MCX – Materials Characterisation by X-ray Diffraction
  • NASP – Nanospectroscopy
  • TwinMic – Soft X-ray Transmission and Emission Microscope
  • SPEM – Spectromicroscopy
  • SISSI-Bio – Synchrotron Infrared Source for Spectroscopy and Imaging (Chemistry & Life Sciences)
  • SYRMEP – Synchrotron Radiation for Medical Physics
  • XAFS – X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy
  • XRD1 – X-ray Diffraction


  • October 1st 2020 at 17:00 CET Single deadline for the submission of the proposals

Nanobiotechnology Laboratory at JRC ISPRA

CERIC is teaming with the Open Access to JRC Research Infrastructures programme. Kindly let us know at the moment of your application, if you would be interested, in the future, on having access also to the instruments of the Nanobiotechnology Laboratory at Ispra through CERIC calls.

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.

COVID-19 Fast Track Access

In order to facilitate the research on the COVID-19, CERIC has set up a dedicated COVID-19 Fast Track Access to a selected number of instruments.

CERIC publications awards

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

CERIC user office:

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