Access Programme

Funding for scientists of European Institutions

Giovanna Simeoni Giovanna Simeoni Giovanna Simoni - Young researcher at FRM II. Picture: Andrea Voit, FRMII/TUM

Young neutron researcher at FRM II.

Through its Access Programme, NMI3 provides access to all the major national neutron and muon sources in Europe.

This inclusive network of facilities offers experimental possibilities of unequalled capacity, quality and breadth of scope. Continuous investment has maintained the performance of European neutron and muon facilities at an outstanding level.

All the NMI3 member facilities have specificities that make what they offer either unique or particularly tailored to a certain thematic or geographic clientele. NMI3 is working to give researchers from all areas of science access to these resources.

Funding through the NMI3 Access Programme is open to researchers affiliated to Institutions from European member and Associated states. Researchers from all areas of science can apply. We particularly welcome young scientists and scientists who have never used neutrons or muons in their research before.

To apply, one young scientist in the group must fill in proposal form and send it to the user office of the facility of his/her choice. Please consult the list of member facilities and call calendar here.

For more details about eligibility, evaluation of proposals, and how to apply, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

For more information about research carried out thanks to our Access Programme, please see our Scientific Highlights page. If you would like to disseminate your results once your paper is published, please contact us at and we will prepare an article about it and promote it!


If you have benefited from NMI3 funding, please acknowledge this in all your publications with the following text:

This project has received funding from the European Union's 7th Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under the NMI3-II Grant number 283883.

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