Call for proposals - Organization of Neutron and Muon Specialised or Advanced Schools


Education and Training within the SINE2020 networking activities has the mission of enhancing the preparation for new generations of future users of European neutron and muon facilities.

The last call for the last year of the SINE2020 project is launched now and refers to the period of 1 January 2019 – 30 September 2019. It is dedicated to the organisation of Specialised or Advanced Schools related to neutron scattering and muon spectroscopy.

The supported schools will focus on a spcific neutron or muons technique or specific related analysis tool or scientific discipline. They are dedicated for scientists looking for very specific training on new or specialised subjects using neutron scattering or muon spectroscopy. Schools may also focus on new instrumentation and science opportunities at ESS or other future neutron sources.

During this period a maximum of two events by the same proposer can be supported.

The proposals will be evaluated by a committee of experts (Selection Panel). The coordination committee will encourage the use of the e-learning platform and the involvement of local Universities. There is, however, a set of general rules that have to be respected by all the organizers of these events. These are outlined below.

  • Grant Agreement number: 654000 — SINE2020 — H2020-INFRADEV-2014-2015/H2020-INFRADEV-1-2014-1. This will be acknowledged on all communication documents of the supported school.
  • Duration of the SINE2020 project: 48 months, starting from 1 October 2015.
    This call covers the period of 1 January 2019 – 30 September 2019.
  • Selection of the supported schools: an independent Selection Panel of 10 members composed of scientists with experience in training will provide a priority list of the proposed events, and the final approval for financial support will be made based on this list.
  • Beneficiaries: Research Centres and Universities from EU and eligible associated countries.
  • Eligibility: travel and subsistence of non-national scientists, students (graduate, PhD students affiliated to an Institute from the EU or EU associated country) will be supported. Support for travel and subsistence of lecturers will have to be justified.
  • Deadline for submission: 1 November 2018. (Deadline for the evaluation of the proposals: 1 December 2018, Notification of the Proposers: 20 December 2018).
  • Date and number of events: maximum two schools can be proposed from the same organisation, organized between: 1 January 2019 – 30 September 2019
  • Internationality: only international schools (fully or partly English language) will be supported.
  • Practicals and Tutorials: schools providing hands-on training are encouraged.
  • Poster sessions or discussion panels: Time for discussions between lectures and students is also encouraged.
  • E-learning: Proposers accepting funding from SINE2020 need to make available their teaching material for the SINE2020 e-learning portal.
  • Maximum support: maximum 50% of the total budget of the school, but not more than 10,000 EUR/school will be supported. An average amount of 200EUR/student is foreseen. The available budget to be distributed between introductory schools is 45,000 EUR/year.
  • Students: school directors will be responsible for selecting the supported students (travel and/or subsistence).
  • School report: a school report within 6 months from the end of the action must be sent to the Contact Person. Bank transfer of the support will be made upon acceptance of the report.
  • Submission: is made through email according to the annexed Application Form.


Advanced schools

Contact Person and Project Leader

LLB, CEA-SACLAY, F-91191 Gif sur Yvette France


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