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15/03/2017 SESAME

Dear Colleagues,

Given recent progress in construction of the storage ring and the first two beamlines, SESAME is issuing a call for proposals for beamtime that may be granted in the second half of 2017.

To submit proposals, interested scientists should first register with the SESAME User Office. This can be done at ( following the instructions therein.

The deadline for receiving proposal is on March 15, 2017 at 23:59, Jordanian time

Before submitting a proposal, interested scientists are encouraged to contact the two SESAME beamline scientists Gihan Kamel ( and Messaoud Harfouche ( for proposals related to the IR and XAFS/XRF beamlines respectively, who can advise on the technical possibilities of the instruments available at SESAME.

They should also consult the SESAME User Policy at ( which governs access to the laboratory. SESAME practices an open access policy, with no restriction on the nationality of its users or the institution from which they come.

Users from one of the SESAME Members ( whose home institution is unable to cover their travel and lodging expenses may apply for funds made available by the Lounsbery Foundation for this purpose.

Users from the European Union and Associated Countries may be able to apply for travel support thanks to a consortium of all European synchrotrons and free electron lasers coordinated by Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) ( that SESAME has joined, which in March 2016 submitted a Horizon 2020 proposal to the European Union for an Integrating Activity named “CALIPSOplus”. This proposal has been positively evaluated and will receive funding for 4 years with effect from 2017. The project is presently in the negotiation phase. More updates will be available in the spring of 2017.

We thank you in advance for your interest in using SESAME as an advanced tool for your research!

Best wishes,

Giorgio Paolucci

07/09/2017 MAX IV

Next Call for Proposals will open on August 7, 2017 and close on September 7, 2017. This call is for proposals requesting beamtime at the BioMAX, HIPPIE and NanoMAX beamlines in the scientific areas Structural Biology, Spectroscopy and Nano Sciences. Beamtime will be allocated from December 2017 to July 2018. More info:

19/02/2018 SOLEIL

Proposals submission (APP22)

Deadline (standard): February 19th, 2018 - 23:59 French time

Details about proposal submission can be found on the SOLEIL Users Net :


Below, the SUN set, your tool to write and submit a proposal, declare a participants list, request support laboratory(ies), submit an experimental report, to attach a publication to a proposal, … .

26/02/2018 ALBA

ALBA has two calls per year which covers beamtime for the first and second semester. 

Opening of the call is foreseen in July and January with deadlines in September and February respectively. 





01/03/2018 BESSY II
  • March 1st for proposals eligible for the period starting from August 1st to January 31st
  • September 1st for proposals eligible for the period starting from February 1st to July 31st
01/03/2018 ESRF
  • 1st March (for the period 16th August to 28th  February)
  •  10th September (for the period 1st March to 15th August).

Details for the next calls for standard ESRF proposals are on the web at:

01/03/2018 PETRA III

The call for regular proposals for PETRA III is published twice a year. The deadline is regularly on 1 March and 1 September of each year.

The call is currently open.

Proposals can be submitted for beamlines P01-P11 and for beamlines P22, P23, P24, P64 and P65 at the PETRA III Extension.

Beamlines P22, P23 are currently in the commissioning phase and users are strongly requested to discuss technical requirements with the beamline staff prior to proposal submission.




15/03/2018 Elettra
  • March 15th, 2018 for proposals eligible for the user period starting from July 1st 2018 to December 31st 2018;
  • September 17th, 2018 for proposals eliglible for the user period starting from January 1st to June 30th, 2019;
15/03/2018 SLS

Deadlines for PX beamlines:

  • April 15th
  • October 15th

Deadlines for non-PX beamlines:

  • March 15th
  • September 15th

More info:

30/03/2018 SOLARIS
01/04/2018 Diamond
  • 1st April (for the period 1st October 31st March)
  • 1st October (for the period 1st April to 30th September).

 Details for the next calls for Direct Access and Programme Mode are on the web at: .

In addition to call deadlines specified above, there are also opportunities for rapid access to some beamlines. More deatils are given on the Diamond website by using the speciied link.  

18/12/2018 DAΦNE-Light

Please submit your DAFNE-Light beam time proposals to:

The calls for proposals for DAFNE-L are published twice a year.

The deadlines are regularly on 20 June and 18 December.

Next Call: 18 October-18 December


Following a decision by KIT in 2015, ANKA will not be able to offer a peer-reviewed user operation to external users.


The call for proposals for beam time in 2018 is now closed.

However if you are interested in applying for beam time on one of the ASTRID2 beam lines, then it may still be possible.

Please read the information contained in the link below and contact the relevant beam line scientist to see if there is time available. 


Please visit the ISA website for more information.

Date Name Info
25/10/2017 FERMI

Next deadline for proposal submission is October 25th, 2018

16/11/2017 European XFEL

The European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility (European XFEL, encourages the scientific community worldwide to submit proposals for Early User Experiments on the two scientific instruments currently in operation since September 2017, the Femtosecond X-ray Experiments (FXE) and the Single Particles, Clusters and Biomolecules and Serial Femtosecond Crystallography (SPB/SFX) instruments. The planned allocation period includes about 600 hours of beamtime in total (about 300 hours per instrument) in May and June 2018.

Deadline: 16 November 2017 12:59 (UTC+01:00)

More information can be found here:

08/01/2018 CLIO

Experimental proposal 2018: before January 8th 2018

01/04/2018 FLASH

The call for proposals for FLASH is published twice a year. The deadline is regularly on 1 April and 1 October of each year.

At present proposal submission for FLASH is closed.


09/04/2018 FELBE
  • October 18th, 2017: for projects to be carried out in the 2st semester of 2017.
  • Spring 2018 for projects in the 2nd semester of 2018.
15/05/2018 FELIX

The next call for proposals:

-   July 14th 2017 for proposals eligible for the beam time period from October 1st 2017 to March 31st 2018

The next deadline for proposals for FELIX beam time will be May 15th, 2018.

For more information about the submision of FELIX beam time applications see here.


15/09/2018 SwissFEL

Presently SwissFEL commissioning phase with first pilot proposals. Routine user operation is expected for late 2018.

  TARLA new

No call opened yet. For more information, contact


Dr. Suat Ozkorucuklu (Coordinator of TARLA), 



Dr.Pervin Arikan (Coordinator of Experimental Stations and Users), 


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