Fourth EXCITE Transnational Access Call

15-06-2023 00:01 (CEST) to 31-08-2023 23:59 (CEST)

FOURTH EXCITE TNA CALL INFORMATION

The EXCITE project offers free-of-charge transnational access (TNA) to equipment from world-class European Earth Science research facilities that use X-ray and electron microscopy for structural and chemical imaging and analysis of Earth materials.

The access period runs from November 1st 2023 – March 31st 2024.

A formatted overview of the facility information can be found HERE.
The proposal template can be found HERE.
Additional documentation related to this 4th call can be found HERE.

Important: this call is Transnational only, meaning that you can only apply to an institute that is located in a country other than your affiliation.
Important: it is mandatory to contact the facility manager(s) to discuss the technical feasibility of your proposal, prior to submission.

This call gives priority to:

  • early career researchers (i.e. students, PhD candidates, or practicing scientist who received their highest certificate (e.g. BSc, MSc or PhD) within the past seven years).
  • first-time users of the facility (i.e. if you have not used the requested facility before).
  • users who do not have access to equivalent equipment in their country (i.e. no equipment with which to perform the intended research in your country of affiliation).
Eligibility Rules

Important: proposals must meet specific EU, EXCITE and TNA facility rules to be eligible for TNA. These eligibility rules are:

  • Applicants and/or applicant teams from any European and non-European research institutes, SMEs or large enterprises are eligible to apply. Applications from users working outside the EU* are limited to a maximum of 20% of the total access available in EXCITE.
  • The main user and the majority of the user group (>50 % per proposal) must work in a country other than the country where the facility to which they are applying is located. Please don’t forget to check and update your affiliation + country in your FAST account.
  • Only users that are allowed and willing to disseminate the results generated during the TNA project in compliance with the EXCITE TNA data policy can be granted access.
  • Applications from users employed by large enterprises** are also eligible for funding in the 4th EXCITE TNA call, as long as they comply with the above eligibility rules. The same goes for users employed by SMEs***, however they are exempt from the EXCITE TNA data policy.

EU* = EU + countries associated with Horizon 2020 (Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Kosovo, Morocco, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom).
Large enterprises** = enterprise that employs more than 250 people.
SMEs***= small and medium-sized enterprises employ fewer than 250 people.

Note:

  • We rely on keywords to match the topic of your proposal to the expertise of the reviewers. We therefore ask you to carefully select three keywords from the EXCITE keyword list. The chosen keywords should be copy-pasted (and comma-separated) in the designated keywords space when submitting your application. This is mandatory.
  • You can request access to multiple equipment from a maximum of two facilities within the EXCITE consortium, as long as this is required to meet the research objectives. Make sure to contact the manager(s) of the facility(s) to which you intend to apply, prior to submitting the proposal. This contact is mandatory.

Technical Feasibility
A technical feasibility check with Facility Manager(s), prior to proposal submission, is required for this call.

Early Career Scientists
Applications from early career scientists are prioritized for this call.

Trans-National Access
This is a Trans-national Access call. You can only apply to countries other than your own.

Domain Facility Institute Country Contact Type Group Name Brand Addons More Info Available From/To Max. Quantity of Access Mode of Access
Microscopy and tomography CIC Universidad de Granada (UGR) Spain Encarnación Ruiz-Agudo Electron Microscopy Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) Titan G2 (TEM-AEM) ThermoFisher Scientific More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service
X-Ray Tomography X-ray CT (Computed Tomography) Xradia 510 Versa (μ-CT) ZEISS More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
CITG Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft) Netherlands Auke Barnhoorn X-Ray Tomography X-ray CT (Computed Tomography) Phoenix Nanotom (μ-CT) GE More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
X-Ray Tomography X-ray CT (Computed Tomography) Somatom Volume Zoom (macro-CT) Siemens More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
DMEX Universite de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA) France Pascale Senechal X-Ray Tomography X-ray CT (Computed Tomography) UniTOM XL (μ-CT) Tescan More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the hours per proposal Remote service and physical access
X-Ray Tomography X-ray CT (Computed Tomography) Xradia 510 Versa (μ-CT) ZEISS More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the hours per proposal Remote service and physical access
EM Centre Universiteit Utrecht (UU) Netherlands Oliver Plümper Electron Microscopy Focused Ion Beam - Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB-SEM) Helios Nanolab G3 (FIB-SEM) ThermoFisher Scientific More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
Electron Microscopy SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) EVO 15 (SEM) ZEISS More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
Electron Microscopy SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) Gemini 450 (SEM) ZEISS More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
Electron Microscopy Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) Spectra 300 (STEM) ThermoFisher Scientific More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
Electron Microscopy Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) Talos F200X (STEM) ThermoFisher Scientific More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
Electron Probe Micro Analyzer Electron Probe Micro Analyzer (EPMA) JXA-8530F Hyperprobe (EPMA) JEOL More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
X-Ray Tomography X-ray CT (Computed Tomography) Xradia 610 Versa (μ-CT) ZEISS More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
ES M&DS University of Cambridge (UCAM) United Kingdom David Wallis Electron Microscopy SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) Quanta 650F (FEG-SEM) ThermoFisher Scientific More info 01-01-2024 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
Electron Probe Micro Analyzer Electron Probe Micro Analyzer (EPMA) JXA-iHP200F (FEG-EPMA) Jeol More info 01-01-2024 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
FCUL Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI) Portugal Mário Gonçalves Electron Probe Micro Analyzer Electron Probe Micro Analyzer (EPMA) JXA-8200 (EPMA) JEOL More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 72 hours per proposal Physical access
GEO - SEM Universitetet i Oslo (UiO) Norway Kristina Dunkel Electron Microscopy SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) SU5000 (FEG-SEM) Hitachi More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 4 days per proposal Remote service and physical access
HIF Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) Germany Axel Renno X-Ray Tomography X-ray CT (Computed Tomography) CoreTOM (μ-CT) TESCAN More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Physical access
INGV-OV Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) Italy Lucia Pappalardo X-Ray Tomography X-ray CT (Computed Tomography) Xradia 410 Versa (μ-CT) ZEISS More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 5 days per proposal Remote service and physical access
INSU Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) France Fabrice Barou Electron Microscopy SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) X500FE CrystalProbe (FEG-SEM) CamScan More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 5 days per proposal Remote service and physical access
LNEG Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI) Portugal Fernanda Guimarães Electron Probe Micro Analyzer Electron Probe Micro Analyzer (EPMA) JXA-8500F (EPMA) JEOL More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 32 hours per proposal Remote service
PISA Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ) Germany Vladimir Roddatis Electron Microscopy Focused Ion Beam - Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB-SEM) Helios G4 Dual Beam (FIB-SEM) ThermoFisher Scientific More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 3 days per proposal Remote service
Electron Microscopy Focused Ion Beam - Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB-SEM) Quanta 3D (FEG-FIB-SEM) ThermoFisher Scientific More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 5 days per proposal Remote service and physical access
Electron Microscopy SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) Ultra Plus ZEISS More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 5 days per proposal Remote service
Electron Microscopy Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) Tecnai F20 G2 X-Twin (FEG-TEM) Tecnai More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 5 days per proposal Remote service and physical access
Electron Microscopy Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) Themis Z (FEG-STEM) ThermoFisher Scientific More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 3 days per proposal Remote service
RECX Norges Teknisknaturvitenskapelige Universitet (NTNU) Norway Osvaldo Trigueiro Neto X-Ray Tomography X-ray CT (Computed Tomography) Custom-built - X-radiography (μ-CT) In-house built More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 5 days per proposal Remote service and physical access
X-Ray Tomography X-ray CT (Computed Tomography) HT225 (μ-CT) Nikon More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 10 days per proposal Remote service and physical access
UEDIN University of Edinburgh (UEDIN) United Kingdom Ian Butler X-Ray Tomography X-ray CT (Computed Tomography) Custom-built scanner (μ-CT) In-house built More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
UGCT Universiteit Gent (UGent) Belgium Laurenz Schröer X-Ray Tomography X-ray CT (Computed Tomography) CoreTOM (μ-CT) TESCAN More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
X-Ray Tomography X-ray CT (Computed Tomography) EMCT (μ-CT) In-house built More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
X-Ray Tomography X-ray CT (Computed Tomography) HECTOR (μ-CT) In-house built More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
X-Ray Tomography X-ray CT (Computed Tomography) Medusa (n-CT) In-house built More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
X-Ray Tomography X-ray CT (Computed Tomography) Nanowood (n-CT) In-house built More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
WEMS University of Cambridge (UCAM) United Kingdom John Walmsley Electron Microscopy Focused Ion Beam - Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB-SEM) CrossBeam 540 (FIB-SEM) ZEISS More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
Electron Microscopy Focused Ion Beam - Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB-SEM) Helios Nanolab (FIB-SEM) ThermoFisher Scientific More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
Electron Microscopy SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) Gemini 300 (SEM) ZEISS More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
Electron Microscopy Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) Spectra 300 (STEM) ThermoFisher Scientific More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
Electron Microscopy Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) Tecnai F20 G2 X-Twin (FEG-TEM) ThermoFisher Scientific More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
Electron Microscopy Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) Tecnai Osiris 80-200 (STEM) ThermoFisher Scientific More info 01-11-2023 to 31-03-2024 Discuss with facility the days per proposal Remote service and physical access
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