Current and upcoming calls for proposals

Submission deadlineProposal submissionResults communicated to main proposerBeamtime periodAvailable for
CET 23:59,
Tuesday 17 September 2019
Call closedbefore Dec 15March 2020 - August 2020
(BAG: March 2020 - February 2021)
General users

Commissioning experts
CET 23:59,
Tuesday 17 March 2020
DUO opens 20 February 2020before June 15September 2020 - February 2021
(BAG: September 2020 - August 2021)
General users
CET 23:59,
Tuesday 15 September 2020
DUO opens 20 August 2020before Dec 15March 2021 - August 2021
(BAG: March 2021 - February 2022)
General users

Proposal types and research areas

Users are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposal with the beamline staff before submission. See available techniques page for details.

General user calls

Proposals are submitted through the MAX IV DUO system. Choose “research area” in DUO as indicated below.

Proposal types:

  • Normal is the standard proposal type and available for all beamlines (proposal template). Normal proposals are valid for one beamtime cycle (6 months).
  • BAG proposals are available in the research area “Structural Biology” for experiments at the BioMAX beamline (proposal template). BAG proposals are valid for two beamtime cycles (one year).


“Research Area” to be selected in DUO:

  • Structural Biology for beamtime at the BioMAX beamline.
  • Spectroscopy for beamtime at the Bloch, FinEstBeAMS, FlexPES, HIPPIE, MAXPEEM, SPECIES and Veritas beamlines.
  • Nano science for beamtime at the NanoMAX beamline.
  • Chemistry for beamtime at the Balder.

Commissioning expert calls

Scientific experiments that will help in the commissioning of beamlines at MAX IV can be proposed in response to commissioning expert calls. Please observe the specific instructions for commissioning expert calls.

Proposal types:

  • Normal is the only proposal type available for commissioning expert calls, using a special template (proposal template).


“Research Area” to be selected in DUO:

  • Commissioning for commissioning experiments at all beamlines.