European Support Programs
By February 2016 all major I3 access programs at the PSI user facilities SLS, SINQ and SμS within the EC Framework Programme 7 came to an end. Those were programs like CALIPSO, Biostruct-X or NMI3. Presently we do have the following information about successor programs and the future of user support by the EC:
SINQ and SμS:
The latest neutron/muon I3 access proposal (NMIstar/H2020) was rejected by the EC in August 2018. Therefore for the time being no travel support is available for the SINQ and SμS users.
SLS and SwissFEL:
The proposal for a new I3 access program (CALIPSOplus) under the framework program HORIZON2020 has been accepted for funding by the EC. Funding is secured since May 2017. The SLS with all its beamlines and also SwissFEL fully participate in the program, which means that part of the users can financially be supported again. Further detailed information is available here.