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How to submit a proposal

Elettra deadlines:

Deadline March, 2021

for proposals eligible for the user period starting from July 1st to December 31st, 2021;

September 15th, 2021

for proposals eligible for the user period starting from January 1st to June 30th, 2022 (to be confirmed).

Small molecules and macromolecular crystallography proposals

Proposals can be submitted anytime, there is no deadline for the submission and evaluation is monthly.

FERMI deadlines:

Call for Proposals 

The twelfth 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.
Deadline for submitting proposals: May 31st, 2021 (h. 23:59 - Italy time zone).


  1. Read the suggestions from the  Proposal Review Panel on how to write a good proposal
  2. If you are a new user register in the VUO.
  3. If you are already registered, login to the Virtual Unified Office (VUO) using your favorite browser with JavaScript enabled. Please check and update your personal data. If you have lost either your ID or your password, click the lost password link present in the VUO main page.
  4. Select the "Submit" button in "Your proposals" functions group. 
  5. Fill in the proposal form. Please type your proposal in English. Do not forget to complete the safety form.
  1. In the case of a continuation proposal please give your previous proposal number.
  2. When finished, submit the proposal selecting the "Check and definitely submit this proposal" link or choose "Save in editing status" to submit it later.
  3. A signed copy of the Safety form must arrive to the Users' Office only after the proposal is scheduled and before the experiment starting date.
  4. Repeat this procedure for each proposal you intend to submit.

Request of support

  • If you plan to request EU Support, please check this link.

  • If you plan to request ICTP Support, please check this link.

  • If you plan to request the Support for Italian Users, please check this link.


Multitecnique Proposals

  • For proposals involving more than one instrument, check the CERIC webpage


APE-HE/APE-LE Multiexperiment Proposals

If you wish to submit proposals to be performed both on APE-HE and APE-LE, please select this link.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 15:08