Become involved in ESS

Would you or your organisation like to become involved in European Spallation Source, ESS? Here is more information on how it works.

Would you like to use the facility or work at ESS?

ESS is currently under construction. The first open call for user times at ESS is planned for 2023. Would you like to know more about the types of instruments that will be available then?

Contact ESS directly or read more on the ESS websiteexternal link.

Would you like to work with the efforts to build up ESS, or are you looking for business opportunities? Read more about procurement and available jobs on the ESS website.

Work at ESS external link

Would you like to learn more about research with neutrons?

User association: Please contact the Swedish Neutron Scattering Society (SNSS) if you would like to learn more about what experienced neutron users do. You can read more about SNSS at “Who does what” (link).

Research groups: Several higher education institutions (HEIs) in Sweden have researcher groups that use neutrons. Some of them also collaborate with industry. Learn more about the HEIs that are currently involved at "Who does what?" (link).

Graduate schools: There are two graduate schools for neutron research. One belongs to Nordforsk’s programme for neutron research and the other is SwedNESS. Read more about these graduate schools at “In progress” (link).

Research funding: You can apply for a research grant from the Swedish Research Council or the European Research Council, ERC.

The Swedish Research Council’s research funding

European Research Council, ERCexternal link

Would you like to supply goods or services to ESS?

PublISHED ON 25 May 2018

UpDATED ON 09 August 2019



Questions about the financing of research infrastructure


  1. User Support Astronomer (ESO)
  2. Apply for funding for collaboration with neutron scientists in Japan

    The Swedish Research Council has decided to fund a new mobility programme focusing on neutron research and activities related to the the European Spallation Source ESS and the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex J-PARC.