Funding opportunities

For European Users

The objective of the Integrating Activities Scheme within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission is to support the integrated provision of infrastructure related services to the research community at a European level. A main characteristic of Integrating Activities (IA) is their capacity to mobilise a large number of stakeholders in a given class of infrastructure. The ambition is to induce a long-term effect on the way research infrastructures operate, evolve and interact with similar infrastructures and with users, thereby contributing to structure the European Research Area.

GSI is participating in the IA scheme through the following several Integrated Infrastructure Initiatives (I3)

About the French-German Exchange Program at GSI

Based on a cooperation agreement from 1983 between CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and AGF (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Großforschungseinrichtungen, precursor of present Helmholtz Association) the French-German Exchange Program between GSI, CNRS/IN2P3 and CEA/DRF/IRFU has been formed. Within this program the exchange of scientists and engineers is supported for joined French-German research projects of common interest, e.g.for FAIR. In October/November each year, applications and reports are submitted to both institutions involved (GSI and the French institute) and evaluated by the directorates of GSI, CNRS/IN2P3 and CEA/DRF/IRFU. For details please contact the relevant person at the institution of interest.

Contact person at GSI: Karin Füssel (E-Mail)


Reimbursement Procedure at GSI

Within this exchange program costs for accommodation and daily expenses are reimbursed by the hosting institution, travel costs are paid by the home institute. The number of days that will be reimbursed by the host institution is communicated after the yearly evaluation of project applications within the French-German collaboration agreement.

Due to legislative rules GSI cannot pay a flat rate of daily allowance. So for the reimbursement of accommodation and daily costs during your stay at GSI within a granted project of the French-German Exchange Program, please contact Mrs. Silvia Engel from the Welcome Office upon your arrival, and bring receipts not only from the accommodation (GSI guest house or hotel) but also from the canteen (breakfast/lunch) or restaurant (dinner).

Daily costs up to 80 EUR for hotel (incl. breakfast) and up to 25 EUR for meals in restaurants or the canteen can be reimbursed. In case the GSI guesthouse is fully booked and no hotel room can be found within this price limit, please contact the German spokesperson of your project prior to your travel. They can get information from our internal webpages ( for hotels in Darmstadt with a reimbursable prize.


For German university groups and GSI scientists (project and third party funding)

The GSI EU & Third Party Funding Office supports GSI scientists in order to carry out EU projects successfully in all project phases. It provides help also with all other third party funded projects.

GSI offers a program for the cooperation with German Universities in the area of research and development ("Forschung und Entwicklung"). This may cover development and testing of equipment and measuring devices as well as experimental procedures and theoretical methods for the research with ion and hadron beams.