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Approximately 200 scientists across Europe and the United States contribute their time to the operation of the ETSF. The income to meet ETSF activity comes from various sources: to a significant extent from participating institutions, from regional and national sources, from the EU Framework Programme, and more and more through income directly from private foundations and industrial users of the ETSF (together with sponsorship).

Institutional funding

Much of the ETSF's funding comes from the institutions of the various nodes. Aside from employing most of our permanent researchers, this funding has also provided support to the ETSF in terms of permanent managerial, administrative and technical personnel, as well as office space and computing time.



Regional/national & foundation funding

Almost all of our post-docs and PhD students are funded through national or regional schemes.



European funding


The European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility I3 (ETSF-I3) project was an Electronic Integrated Infrastructure Initiative (‘e-I3’) undertaken by the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility network and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, and funded by the European Commission's Framework Programme 7. The project ran from January 2008 to June 2011.


Nanoquanta, a Network of Excellence performing fundamental Physics research, was funded by the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme from 2004-2008.


Funding from private sources

The Carl-Zeiss foundation (Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung) was founded in 1889 by Ernst Abbe. According to the intention of its founder, it promotes science and research in the field of natural science and engineering communities. It's activities are limited to the states of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Thuringia.

EDF is the world’s leading nuclear energy company, with solid positions in major European countries. They are committed to investing in sustainable industrial growth, based on three core principles: leading the global nuclear revival; fostering the development of renewable energies and energy efficiency; consolidating their positions in Europe.

RTE, an independent subsidiary of the EDF Group, manages the French electricity transport network. As a public service-provider, its mission is the operation, maintenance and development of the network and very high voltage. It guarantees smooth operation and power system reliability.

Saint-Gobain Recherche is a major industrial laboratory working in the field of materials (glasses of the future, composite materials, intelligent materials, advanced processes). Its main task is to carry out research for the industrial Sectors of the Saint-Gobain Group.