ISIS is in a long shutdown from July 2021 until Spring 2022 (for Target Station 2 instruments) and Autumn 2022 (for Target Station 1 instruments). We recognise that this is a long time for students not to have access to the facility (on top of the difficulties caused by the pandemic), and so we are offering support for students travelling to other neutron or muon sources over this period.
ISIS will support reasonable travel and subsistence costs for PhD students registered at a UK university to travel to overseas facilities for neutron or muon beamtime for experiments scheduled in the period Autumn 2021 – Autumn 2022. We will provide up to £900 to support a visit to a European facility, and up to £1400 to support a visit to a facility elsewhere in the world. Valid expenses will include economy flight costs, local travel to / from airports, accommodation costs (at up to £80 per night) and reasonable costs for food up to £50 per day but based on actuals).
Students must be participating in an approved experiment and will need to provide details of this experiment. Applications for funding must be made by completing an online form in advance of travel. Applications will be considered by one of the ISIS Science Division Heads, and students will be notified if their request for support has been approved. The form can be submitted once beamtime has been confirmed (along with confirmation that you will physically attend the experiment). Students will need to keep receipts for expenses to submit to the ISIS User Office.
Please note that expenses can already be claimed for UK students travelling to the ILL – please see their webpage for details. Please use this procedure if you are travelling to the ILL.
ISIS offers a variety of other support for students using neutrons and muons, including student days – please see our student pages for more details.
To apply for approval for a trip to another facility, please complete this form.