European XFEL

13th Call for Proposals for User Experiments:
Regular, Screening and Molecular Water Science Proposals


The 13th call for proposals at the European XFEL is open until

*Tuesday 30 April 2024, at 16:00 CEST*
(local Hamburg/Schenefeld time / Central European Summer Time)


Information about Calls and Instrument














The 16th Call for user experiments at the FERMI FEL-1 and FEL-2 free-electron laser facilities, TeraFERMI, CITIUS and T-ReX laboratories, located at Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., is now open.

TeraFERMI also accepts off-line proposals for materials characterization with THz time domain spectroscopy in the linear regime.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is May 31st, 2024 at 23:59 (CET).


Please submit your DAFNE-Light beam time proposals to: proposalsubmission@lists.lnf.infn.it

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

The deadlines are regularly on 20 August and 18 December.

Next Call: 20 June - 20 August


All ELBE sources including FELBE and TELBE are open to users through an online portal (GATE). There are two calls for Beamtime Proposals per year with deadlines in the spring and in the fall.

The next deadline for the submission of beamtime applications is September 23rd, 2024.

User access to the ELBE - Center for High-power Radiation Sources is managed in line with the recommendations of the European Charter for Access to Research Infrastructures. Beamtime proposals are reviewed by an external science advisory committee. It is quality-based and relies on a peer-review procedure based on research proposals. The primary selection criterion is scientific excellence. Among scientifically equally ranked proposals, priority is given to users from countries without national FEL and from EU-13 states, to PhD students, and to women PIs.

Proposals should be submitted electronically using the portal GATE. The use of the template is mandatory.

ELBE as a whole is operated 24 h, 7 days/week, beamtime is granted in units of 12 hours from 6:00 to 18:00 and from 18:00 to 6:00.


There is currently no open ISA call for proposals, the next will be in the autumn of 2024. However, eligible users may apply through EU programmes detailed on the ISA website. 

proposal form