Application and fees


The facility is open to all Swiss and international scientists. Projects can be submitted using this SwissSIMS Application form (PDF, 60kB) that should be sent to

There are usually 2 calls for proposal per year (deadlines: early June and early December). Submitted projects will be reviewed by a scientific steering committee, composed of 10 members from different Earth Sciences domains and from different swiss academic institutions.


A full day of analysis (up to 24h) leading to publishable results will be charged as follow:

  • 800 chf for SNF funded projects
  • 1200 chf for foreign country funded projects
  • 2000 chf for industries

For mounts made at UNIL, 250chf per mount will also be charged.

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