Are you the next PRISMAS student?

PRISMAS – PhD Research and Innovation in Synchrotron Methods and Applications in Sweden – is a new doctoral programme training the next generation of leading synchrotron experts.

The program will train 40 curious, problem-solving PhD students in advanced synchrotron methodologies and techniques and their application in tackling current and future societal challenges. It is committed to educating fellows with outstanding capabilities who will carry forward new insights and experiences to society and their research fields.

PRISMAS includes an on-site secondment at the large-scale research facility and synchrotron MAX IV in Lund, Sweden.

Learn more about PRISMAS in the slides presented during the Recruitment Day webinar.

Current status of 1st recruitment call

Review of the applications by external experts ongoing

If you applied for the PRISMAS programme, you can track the status of your application here.

Curious about the offered positions?

See here the positions offered during the first recruitment call and stay updated on the new positions for the second recruitment call in September-October 2023.


PRISMAS aims to attract curious and motivated PhD candidates to support them in becoming next generation of synchrotron experts.

The purpose of the program is to:

  • Train future researchers and scientists to better tackle major future societal challenges using synchrotron research.
  • Increase the knowledge and promote the use of advanced synchrotron research methods in academic research and industrial R&D.
  • Reinforce the competence exchange between the MAX IV synchrotron and different organisations and maximize the societal benefit of MAX IV.
  • Strengthen the network surrounding Swedish academia and MAX IV in regard to synchrotron methods.
  • Build a platform for mentorship and peer-to-peer networking within the community.
  • Ensure that the Swedish synchrotron community stays world leading.

Read more on what opportunities PRISMAS offers to you and relevant information for your application in the Guide for applicants, which can be downloaded here: Applicants guide.pdf


The PRISMAS program has received funding from the European Union’s COFUND action,
a part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Program within the European Commission MSCA framework.

PRISMAS Grant agreement ID: 101081419

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or MSCA. Neither the European Union nor the MSCA can be held responsible for them.

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