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New call for proposals in March 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.

Beamtime is split into two 6-months allocation periods corresponding to spring and autumn calls for proposals.

The spring call (deadline for proposal submission: 1st of April) is for experiments to be performed from September of the same year till February the following year.
The autumn call (deadline for proposal submission: 1st of October - extend till 5th October) is for experiments to be performed from March till August of the following year.

Next call for proposals will be open since September, 1st, 2022

Proposal submission dedline October, 5th, 2022.

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.