Trans-national Access support for MAX IV users through CALIPSOplus

Users(*) from outside Sweden can apply for travel and lodging support, for the duration of their beamtime at MAX IV, through CALIPSOplus, funded by the European Commission within the EU H2020.

The project runs from 1st May 2017 to 30th October 2021 (Due to Covid-19, the project has been extended by 6 months


Eligibility criteria:

Users(*) from any country outside Sweden can apply for transnational access under this programme. This includes, to a limited extend, users(*) from outside the EU or the associated countries.

(*): To avoid any doubt: In general, the main-proposer and the PI of a submitted beamtime proposal must be affiliated and have the majority of their activities outside Sweden. Swedish co-proposers can be part of the proposal if it is clear that the project in its majority is based on activities at a user institution outside Sweden.


Users(*) apply by selecting an option during the proposal submission process in DUO. In the selection of projects to receive TA support priority will be given to new users(*) and to users(*) from countries not having a synchrotron radiation facility. In addition priority will be given to groups including young researchers in projects declaring strong needs for travel and subsistence support in order to have the manpower necessary to carry out the experiment. In general, applications without any written motivation are not considered.

Accommodation and travel expenses reimbursement:

Approved applications will receive housing and travel support for up to two team members per project. No additional cost can be covered.

Housing: When applying for an access card in DUO, after your beamtime has been scheduled, you will find a link to reserve a room for your stay.

Travel: You are kindly asked to make your own travel arrangements. Note that only travel to and from Lund within the territory of the Member States and Associated States can be reimbursed, on a level corresponding to economy class tickets.. Local travels during your stay can not be reimbursed.

Reimbursement: Please fill in the CALIPSOplus – MAX IV travel reimbursement form and send it, together with the original receipts, as indicated in the reimbursement form.

Obligations as CALIPSOplus-funded user(*):

Acknowledgments: In any publications resulting from user projects funded through CALIPSOplus, the following paragraph must be included in the acknowledgments section:

‘The research leading to this result has been supported by the project CALIPSOplus under the Grant Agreement 730872 from the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation HORIZON 2020.’

We would like to remind you as well to include appropriate acknowledgment of MAX IV as a facility and beamline personnel as scientists, as indicated in the MAX IV Terms and Conditions for Open Access.

User group survey (EU database): After the experiment, funded users are requested to complete a questionnaire directly in the European Comission’s official survey management tool.

  • Concerning question n° 1 of the questionnaire: The required EC Contract number for all supported proposals is 730872.
  • Concerning question n° 2 of the questionnaire: Your User Project Acronym is your proposal ID, easily found in your DUO account.