Travel Cost Reimbursement

Users from German universities and from EU and EU-associated countries can apply for travel cost reimbursement for their trip to DESY after their research proposal has been accepted and beamtime has been allocated. A maximum number of three participants are eligible for reimbursement.

Please note:
An application for travel reimbursement has to be submitted via DOOR prior to your trip to DESY! This application has to be submitted by the Principal Investigator for a maximum number of 3 participants. Persons who are not listed in this application are not eligible for travel reimbursement!

Reimbursement documents have to be handed in to the User Office not later than 6 months after the experiment and the trip to DESY!

Please send the documents to:

DESY Photon Science User Office
Bldg. 94/ Room O1.013
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg

Reimbursement usually covers:
- Ticket for round trip to DESY
- Hostel costs (33€ per day)
- Daily allowance 14€ per travel day with possible variation for users arriving from other countries, 28€ per full day here at DESY (12€ and 24€ for any stay before 1.1.2020)

Detailed information on the regulations for the different user groups are given below. In case you have further questions concerning the application procedures please contact the DESY Photon Science User Office.

Users from German Universities

Limited funds are available for user groups from German universities whose activities at DESY Photon Science is not supported by any other funding source. Users affiliated with BMWA, EMBL, FhG, HGF, MPG und WGL institutes are not eligible for travel reimbursement.
For detailed information pease consult:

CALIPSOplus - EU user travel funding
available only until 31 October 2021

Within the EU CALIPSOplus Transnational Access Programme DESY Photon Science provides limited financial support for access to researchers who are affiliated with an institute in an EU or an EU-associated country and participate in a beamtime related to a DESY Photon Science "EC" proposal. The project and related travel reimbursement terminates on 31 October 2021.
For detailed information please consult:

NFFA Users

NFFA is a project funded by the Horizon 2020 EU Funding Programme of the European Commission. Users with an approved NFFA proposal and a confirmed access to the DESY NanoLab and/or a corresponding beamtime at PETRA III are eligible for travel cost reimbursement for up to two participants.

For detailed information please consult: