More About Visiting DAWN

There is a wide range of opportunities, both regarding scope and duration of the visit. The main criterion is to optimize scientific return. We support short-duration visits of days to weeks as well as long-term visits up to 12 months. Visits of more than 2-3 weeks are strongly encouraged.  Our associates have a standing invitation to visit.

Generally, visits fall into one of these categories:

  • Scientists of world-recognized caliber in one of the areas of interest to DAWN.
  • Visitors who can contribute to DAWN science-related activities.
  • Those who would like to collaborate on a specific scientific project.

Visits can take many forms, for example, a single scientist or a research team of co-authors could come to DAWN to work on or to finish a paper, to write an important application or proposal.  Suggestions for mini-workshops are also welcome.

Prospective visitors are kindly requested to complete the Visitor Application Form. Before submitting the form, prior contact to a DAWN Scientist is encouraged.


Work space, computer access and administrative support are offered to all visitors.

Visitors can request funding for housing, daily living allowance and travel expenses. The Visitors Programme can pay salaries for scientists not paid by their home institute. Co-funded visits are encouraged. Request for financial support should be included on the Visitor Application Form.

Visitors are supported by Guarn Elizabeth Nissen (, who will help with all of the administrative aspects of the visit, including housing.

The prospective visitor's host (a scientific collaborator at DAWN) will introduce the visitor to the scientific and non-scientific life at DAWN .