CALL for APPLICATIONS for FAculty-STudent (FAST) Teams from the Pacific Islands to Spend Two (2) Months During Calendar Year 2022 at Participating Advanced Light Sources

DEADLINE: 31 December 2021

LAAAMP is enhancing advanced light source (AdLS) and crystallography sciences in six targeted regions of the world: Africa, the Caribbean, Mexico, Southeast Asia, Middle East and the Pacific Islands.  Its FAST Team Program will send FAculty-STudent (FAST) Teams for two (2) months during Calendar Year 2021 to LAAAMP’s AdLS Collaborative Partners to participate in learning AdLS beamline techniques, including those involving crystallography. Application Categories

Who is Eligible under the New Category?


  • Employed as a full-time faculty member at an accredited Ph.D. granting university in the Pacific Islands.
  • Accompanied by one’s Ph.D. student research advisee.
  • Interested in using AdLSs to further one’s research and training endeavors.
  • Previous experience with using AdLSs is limited to a year or less.
  • Ability to spend two (2) months during Calendar Year 2022 as a full-time visitor in residence at an AdLS that is a LAAAMP Collaborative Partner. 


  • Registered as a full-time Ph.D. student at an accredited university that is located in the Pacific Islands.
  • Accompanied by one’s faculty research advisor. 
  • Interested in using AdLSs in one’s dissertation research.
  • Ability to spend two (2) months during Calendar Year 2022 as a full-time visitor in residence at an AdLS that is a LAAAMP Collaborative Partner. 

Amount of Financial Support

LAAAMP will provide 1818 Euros per person to cover transportation costs.  Any excess will be applied to accommodation and subsistence. The remainder of accommodation and subsistence should be negotiated with the host AdLS and other sources of support.


Within one month after the conclusion of the visit to the host AdLS, the FAST team should provide the following:

  1. Maximum 10-page description of the research conducted, including any publications that result.
    All publications should acknowledge the support provided by LAAAMP.
  2. Maximum 3-page report that evaluates the non-scientific aspects of the visit, including positive experiences as well as ways that the visit could be enhanced in the future.

Who are LAAAMP’s AdLS Collaborative Partners?

  • Advanced Light Source (USA)
  • Advanced Photon Source (USA)
  • ALBA (Spain)
  • Australian Synchrotron
  • Canadian Light Source
  • DELTA (Germany)
  • Elettra (Italy)
  • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)
  • Max IV Laboratory (Sweden)
  • National Synchrotron Light Source-II (USA)
  • Photon Factory (Japan)
  • Pohang Accelerator Laboratory (South Korea)
  • SESAME (Jordan)
  • Siam Photon Source (Thailand)
  • Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (USA)
  • Taiwan Photon Source

To What Persons and Email Addresses Should Applications and Requests of Information be Submitted?

Professor Özgül Öztürk

Department of Physics
Universität Siegen
Siegen, North Rhine-Westphalia

Click here to download the application form 

Note: Final funding is dependent upon suitable arrangements being made with a LAAAMP AdLS Collaborative Partner.