Fizeau Program

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) from any institute, non-EU based missions will only be funded if considered essencial by the Fizeau Committee.

The deadlines for applications are the 15th March and the 15th September for visits starting 1st May and 1st November, respectively. Exceptional calls might be issued.

Inquiries and applications should be sent to

This program is funded by WP11 of OPTICON/H2020 (2017-2020, grant agreement 730890). Previous funding was obtained via WP14 of OPTICON/FP7 II (2013-2016, grant number 312430) and WP11.2 of OPTICON/FP7 (2009-2012, grant number 226604).