New EU access programme for synchrotron radiation and Neutron Facilities: NEPHEWS
Together with 22 other synchrotron radiation and Neutron facilities, ISA is participating in the EU project NEutrons and PHotons Elevating Worldwide Science (NEPHEWS). Under NEPHEWS we will offer free-of-charge transnational access (TNA) to the ASTRID2 beam lines, covering travel and accommodation for eligible users.
NEPHEWS has a special focus on EU Widening countries, Ukraine and Africa, but researchers from all EU member states and associated countries may apply, to benefit from the TNA programme. Follow the link below
to see a list of "EU Widening Countries".
NEPHEWS is currently under grant agreement preparations with the EC, and we expect to be able to offer access under this program during the first half year of 2024. When you apply for beam time through the ISA call for proposals, please indicate in the proposal form if you wish to be considered for support under NEPHEWS.
Support for travel and accommodation is available for up to 2 users per project. This covers travel expenses of up to €650 and 1 week of accommodation per person; accommodation will be booked by ISA.
Once a NEPHEWS proposal has been awarded access to one of the ASTRID2 beamlines
- The beamline scientists will contact the successful applicant in order to arrange a suitable time for the measurements.
- Local accommodation for the duration of the visit will be arranged by the , who will also help with any other practical aspects of the visit. Details of travel to and within Aarhus can be found on the ISA website.
For research carried out under the NEPHEWS programme
Each Group Leader is requested to ensure that:
- A Project Summary Report form is completed and sent as attachment via email to the
, as soon as possible after the supported visit.
The form will be available to download as a pdf file once the programme has started.
- All publications directly linked to the work performed in the framework of the project should acknowledge the support of the EU NEPHEWS programme.
The necessary text will be included on this page, once the programme has started.
- The relevant beam line scientist should be kept informed of all the publications referred to under the point above.
You should email the full title and reference of the publication to
, once it has been accepted for publication.
- Eligible users in the Project Group will receive a link to the AU online reimbursement system, where all receipts for travel should be uploaded.
- Total travel costs up to no more than €650 per visit can be reimbursed. In case of doubt, please contact us in advance of booking your travel.
- Please make sure that the scanned or electronic versions of the tickets/documents to be uploaded show the price of the fare (additional submission of original paper versions is not required).
- Preference must be given to an economical means of transportation, typically an economy ticket.
- Tickets for any type of travel which could not be used and/or had to be replaced, for example missed trains, cannot be reimbursed.
- All receipts have to show purchase details and not only the credit card transaction. Only purchases to be reimbursed should be included on the receipt.
For our records and reporting to the EC, all supported users are requested to fill in a User Registration Form, you can download the registration form as pdf file below. This should be returned electronically to the relevant beam line scientist before your beam time, and they will ensure that all the beam time information included on the form is correct, before asking you to sign a print out of the completed form during the beam time.
Questions concerning proposals covered by this programme can be directed to:
Søren Vrønning Hoffmann
ISA, Centre for Storage Ring Facilities
Department of Physics and Astronomy
DK-8000 Aarhus C
Last Modified 25 September 2023