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New call for proposals in September 2022

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User Office

Alicja Górkiewicz
phone: +48 12 664 41 99
mobile phone: +48 571 445 045


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Applying for beamtime

We invite you to submit applications for access to the SOLARIS Centre research facilities. Access to SOLARIS is free of charge for any scientists who carries out non-commercial research. The international commission decides on the allocation of beamtime.

We are pleased to announce that the call for proposals for Fall 2022 is now open!

The SOLARIS Centre is constantly expanding to provide the highest quality services to users. We are currently in the process of expanding the experimental hall, which will allow us to accommodate new beamlines and expand the range of available techniques. We are forced to temporarily adjust the application mode to accommodate the ongoing construction work.

The application mode has been divided into two tracks:

1. Proposals for the SOLARIS beamlines:

You are welcome to submit your application to SOLARIS through the CERIC call for proposals, using the Virtual Unified Office (VUO)All details can be found here:


2. Proposals for the SOLARIS Cryo-EM microscope (Titan Krios G3i):


Submission can be made through the SOLARIS DUO as well as within CERIC call through the Virtual Unified Office (VUO)


The deadline for all applications is September 30, 2022 at 17:00 CET.


Scientists from Poland and abroad can apply for beamtime on:

Beamtime applications are submitted through the user portal Digital User Office (DUO). We strongly recommend discussing the feasibility of planned experiments with the responsible beamline scientist prior to the submission of a proposal, in particular, if you are a new user.

Before applying you should read the Terms and conditions of use of the research infrastructure of the SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation.

Apply for beamtime through CERIC-ERIC

Access to CERIC-ERIC is open to researchers from all over the world through two Calls for Proposals per year organized in the same time as at the SOLARIS.

It is free of charge for academic and non-proprietary research requiring access to one or more techniques. The Ceric-ERIC guarantees an access to nearly 50 multi-probe techniques based on the use of electrons, ions, neutrons and photons.

In addition to the possibility to access several instruments through a single application, CERIC offers support for mobility, accommodation for two people per research group and awards for high quality open access publications.

The condition for free access is the publication of the results of the experiments, with the appropriate references to the facilities and to the local contacts involved.

The Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium CERIC - ERIC is an integrated multidisciplinary research infrastructure for basic and applied research in the fields of materials, biomaterials and nanotechnology.

Located in 9 countries  of Central and South-Eastern Europe (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia), it is open to researchers from all over the world through one single open access point.

To apply, use the link "Submit a new CERIC proposal" in the VUO.

ATTENTION! Persons submitting the research projects who plan to use the SOLARIS facilities in their research, and who have not yet submitted a proposal for beamtime or the submission of the project is ahead of the announcement of the results of the call for proposals, are asked to attach the following statement to their project.