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What projects are funded?

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Swedish Research Council support pilot schemes in neutron and synchrotron research. Subject of this support are projects in materials science and structural biology using and improving the capacity of current and future large-scale facilities. Therefore, projects are funded that encompass the development of methodological and instrumental aspects. The Röntgen-Ångström-Cluster includes the following facilities in Sweden and Germany:

Photon sources

  • PETRA III and FLASH at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg
  • BESSY II at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie HZB, Berlin
  • European XFEL, Hamburg
  • ESRF, Grenoble
  • MAX IV Laboratory, Lund

Neutron sources

  • FRM II at the Technische Universität München
  • HFR at the Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble
  • European Spallation Source ESS, Lund (under construction)

Please note that only projects conducted together with a Swedish/German associate are funded. As a general rule, a definitive approval of the Swedish associate by the Swedish Research Council is needed.

How can I get involved?

Any research group in Sweden or Germany currently working or planning to work in the areas of Materials Science and Structural Biology and intending to use any of the named large-scale research facilities is welcome to get in touch. Just give a call or send an email outlining your project and introduce yourself.


DESY Projektträger (Hamburg)
Caroline Toeche-Mittler
phone +49-40-8998-5026

Swedish Research Council (Stockholm)
Johan Holmberg
phone +46-546-44-214