ELI-ERIC Open Call Announcement

The Extreme Light Infrastructure

Call for Users

We are pleased to announce the first ELI Call for Users. We invite proposals from the scientists in the European Research Area and from around the world.


The Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) is the world’s most advanced laser-based research infrastructure. The ELI Facilities provide access to a broad range of world-class high-power, high-repetition-rate laser systems and secondary sources. This enables cutting-edge research and new regimes of high intensity physics in physical, chemical, medical, and materials sciences.


This call includes all three of the ELI Facilities, thanks to a close collaboration between ELI ERIC and the "Horia Hulubei" National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH), and the support of the Horizon 2020 Project IMPULSE.


 Potential users have the opportunity to conduct some of the first state-of-the-art experiments at:


·         ELI ALPS in Szeged, Hungary

 o   HR GHHG Gas - REMI-ES

 o   MIR: Mid-Infrared laser system

 o   NanoESCA - Endstation

 o   NLTSF: Nonlinear Terahertz Spectroscopy Facility


·        ELI Beamlines in Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic 

 o   MAC: Experimental station for AMO science and Coherent Diffractive Imaging

o FSRS & TA: Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Scattering and transient optical absorption

 o   trELIps: Time resolved spectroscopic ellipsometry

 o   TREX: X-ray diffraction, scattering and spectroscopy experiments


·         ELI Nuclear Physics in Măgurele, Romania

 o   E4 (100 TW beam)

 o   E5 (1 PW beam)


For more detailed information about the available equipment, application process and how to prepare your proposal, please go to the user portal of ELI ERIC:  


The call will remain open through 31 August 2022, 12:00 (noon) CEST. Proposals are accepted from around the world, and are evaluated by an international panel of experts and accepted based on scientific merit. Proposers are invited to contact the ELI User Office with technical questions: user-office_at_eli-laser.eu


 We look forward to receiving your proposals!


 Allen Weeks, ELI-ERIC Director General