Call for proposals

The call for proposals for the Apollon Research Infrastructure, for the period November 2021 – October 2022, is open. The deadline for submitting a proposal is the 25st of May 2021, before 12 am Paris hour.

In order to provide the program committee with all the elements necessary for the evaluation, please follow the recommendations below. Prior to this evaluation, the technical and radiological feasibility of your proposed experimental campaign will be checked. Careful and detailed writing is then recommended; any lack of required information on the experimental set-up could lead to rejection. Write your proposal according to the application form (following all the guidelines that are there included!) you can download. Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information.

All the information on the available laser/experimental parameters can be found in the user’s guide. Please complete the configuration form to express your choices on the laser parameters.

You can contact the IR Apollon Technical Direction before writing the final version of your proposal to determine whether the experiment can be efficiently carried out and help you to complete the required configuration form.

Proposals can be written in French or English and must be sent, by e-mail, to They will be evaluated until mid-June 2021 and notification of the final decision will occur before the end of the month. Available access will be granted on the basis of scientific merit and appropriateness to the facility.

Please note that your proposals will be handled in strict confidence.

SPECIAL ACCESS : European Transnational Access

A few weeks on the APOLLON facility will be funded by the European Commission. To apply to these weeks, users must usually satisfy nationality criteria. If eligible, they will be allocated facility access free of charge; adequate scientific, technical & logistic support will be provided and travel & living expenses will be covered. Researchers from LASERLAB-Europe access providers will not be eligible, except under the framework of “joint experiments”. You can find more information on the LASERLAB website. Pay attention to the fact that proposal submission is, in that case, done twice, first according to the standard access rules (described above) and second using the I3 LASERLAB-EUROPE Electronic Proposal Management System (please connect to the above-mentioned page and follow instructions : complete the online form and attach our application form, and not the LASERLAB one.

Configuration Form

We request now to fill a configuration form to help us evaluate the feasibility of your proposal. Please find below these forms (inscribable pdf format – if an error message pops up, please click on “download the file”; it will open normally); choose the one corresponding to the experimental area you are targeting and sent it completed with your scientific proposal.