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JCNS offers beam time at the SNS instruments to German users only; moreover, limited JCNS funds are available to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence costs for users from German universities only. JCNS supports up to 2 users per experiment, starting from the day before the experiment starts to the day after the experiment ends. The costs include:

  • Travel ticket by plane (economy class) or by train (second class). The cost of a journey by car will only be refunded in exceptional cases. This must be discussed with the User Office well in advance and written consent would have to be given. Reimbursement is not possible without this consent.
  • Public transportation ticket
  • Accommodation costs

If the experiment is carried out by more than two people, it is the group's decision which two shall be supported. Those chosen must match the criteria for eligibility mentioned above.

Please keep in mind that any financial support received should be formally acknowledged as described on the JCNS Acknowledgement web page.

In order to apply for financial support, a travel expenses claim form is available from the JCNS User Office (neutron@fz-juelich.de). The claim form will be sent to you by email and must be returned to the User Office no later than 6 months after the end of your visit with all original invoices. The form must be completed and signed on both pages.

Please include all costs on the form. Unfortunately, JCNS cannot offer users payment of their expenses in advance.

Forschungszentrum Jülich can only refund expenses when claim forms have the correct header. Claim forms with the wrong header cannot be processed.

Please note that the user is responsible for ensuring that invoices have the correct header.

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbHForschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Lichtenbergstr. 1JCNS Outstation
85748 GarchingLichtenbergstr. 1
Germany85748 Garching


If the invoice is not issued in one of the formats shown above, then it cannot be reimbursed.

We would like to remind you that you yourself are responsible for properly issued invoices.

Last but not least, please note that Forschungszentrum Jülich accepts your expenses claim only if submitted not later than six months after the end of the trip.

For further questions, please contact the MLZ User Office:  useroffice@mlz-garching.de