Running an experiment in GANIL
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EC funding for External Research Teams within the HORIZON2020 Programme of the European Commission

TransNational Access to GANIL under the Integrated Infrastructure Initiative

European Nuclear Science and Applications Research 2 (ENSAR2)

Grant Agreement n° 654002


GANIL is an Infrastructure supported by the European Community through the ENSAR2 contract in the framework of H2020-INFRAIA-1-2014-2015, for the period from March 1st, 2016 to August 31st, 2020.

This contract enables GANIL to reimburse the travel and living expenses of researchers coming to carry out experiments during this period.

Priority is given to new users and also young researchers.


This contribution can be allocated to scientists if they work in an Institution established in a Member State or Associated State (excluding French Laboratories). To be eligible, the experiment must have a spokesperson or a co-spokesperson from an Institution of a Member or Associated State (excluding those from French laboratories), and the majority of the users must work in a country other than France.

Access for user groups with a majority of users not working in a EU or associated country is limited to 20% of the total amount of units of access provided under the grant.


The financial contribution covers (partly or completely) the travel and living expenses during the experiment at GANIL. Presently, the accommodation expenses are reimbursed on the basis of original invoices with a maximum of 72,00€ per night (breakfast included). Each meal expense, during the stay at GANIL, is reimbursed on the basis of 17€ per lunch or 23€ per dinner. The travel expenses on the basis of the original travel tickets. The travel cost must be economic and realistic.

Researchers could stay at the GANIL Guest House (Maison d’Hôtes) (25 € per night).

Reimbursement of the travel cost is regulated by the following rules:

  • economy class for air fares,
  • users will have to produce evidence of their means of transportations ( ie. train tickets, plane ticket, invoice…). Whenever they will choose to take a private or a rent car, they will be reimbursed on the basis of a train ticket second class + expenses of motorway toll.

Concerning the subsistence allowance, day of arrival and day of departure are counted as one full day.

How to apply

Only members of experiments approved by the GANIL Selection Panel could obtain a financial contribution. The Selection Panel meets at the occasion of the GANIL Program Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings.

After the approval, the spokesperson is informed (by letter or e-mail) of the acceptation of his experiment. Then the spokesperson has to send one-page application for financial support to Sabrina Lecerf ( This form should mention the approved experiment and include the names, nationalities, affiliations and positions of the applicants as well as an estimation of the financial needs.

Groups proposing interdisciplinary physics experiments are encouraged to ask for financial support if the experiment is an application of Nuclear Physics methods, i.e. to be performed with accelerated beams. It is planned that up to 30% of the TNA GANIL budget, within the ENSAR2 project, will be spent on non-Nuclear Physics experiments.

What to do on arrival at GANIL

If the proposal has been approved by PAC and Selection Panel and the experiment is scheduled between March 2016 and February 2020, each participant of the experiment mentioned in the application form, will receive an e-mail to inform on the process to get the financial support. To obtain the reimbursement of travel costs, each participant must send all the original tickets with the reimbursement form, in an envelope to :

Service ENSAR2/TNA,
Marie-Laure ABAVENT
BP 55027
14076 Caen cedex 5

Please note that participants staying at the GANIL Guest House (Maison d’Hôtes) do not need to pay for their stay. This fee will be directly supported by ENSAR2/TNA.

What to do after the experiment

Each Group Leader (spokesperson or co-spokesperson) of an experiment supported by the EU Programme is requested to :

  • Fill-in the experiment report experiment report and send it back to the following e-mail address: Please note that no travel reimbursement could take place before receiving this report.
  • Every publication resulting from the experiment supported by ENSAR2 should contain the following acknowledgement: “This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n°654002.”
  • Keep the GANIL informed of all the publications referred to above by sending the references to Sandrine Dubromel by e-mail (



In case of questions, please contact:



Application form

Experiment report

Reimbursement form

Useful Links

ENSAR2 Project

HORIZON2020 reference documents