The Fizeau exchange visitors program in optical interferometry funds (travel and accommodation) visits of researchers to an institute of his/her choice (within the European Community) to perform collaborative work and training on one of the active topics of the European Interferometry Initiative. The visits will typically last for one month and strengthen the network of astronomers engaged in technical, scientific, and training work on optical/infrared interferometry. The program is open for all levels of astronomers (Ph.D. students to tenured staff), with priority given to PhD students and young postdocs. Non-EU-based missions will only be funded if considered essential by the Fizeau Committee.
From January 2021 onwards, applications to travel to VLTI Expertise Centres have priority, given the new financial rules applying to the programme. Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek also partial support from their home or host institutions.
The deadline for applications is May 15 for visits to be carried out between mid-July 2021 and December 2021!
Note: the next call will be issued in November 2021!
Further information and application forms can be found at
The program is funded by OPTICON/H2020.
Please distribute this message also to potentially interested colleagues outside of your community!
Looking forward to your applications,
Josef Hron & Péter Ábrahám
(for the European Interferometry Initiative)