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Call for observing time proposals with the Swift Satellite 2015/2016

***The deadline has passed***

IDA announces the call for year 3 of observing time with the Swift spacecraft, available to the Danish astronomy community, over the period 2015 July - 2016 June.

See the call here (Latex version here)

Deadline for proposal submission: May 4 2015.

IDA: Call for applications 2015-2016

***The deadline has passed***

Introduction

One of the aims of the Instrument Center for Danish Astrophysics (IDA) is to support and secure the Danish Astrophysical research in relation to the use of the Danish membership of ESO, ESA and NOT and to create opportunities for Danish participation in international projects with a substantial research importance. It is essential that all priorities for IDA focus on national interests within astrophysics.

 

Based on the Letters of Intent that IDA received this autumn the IDA Board has decided to make a call for applications to be supported by IDA in 2015-2016.

 

Call for applications

The call is divided in three categories:

1.       Access Support:Total or partial coverage of access to specific facilities in space or on ground.

2.       Instrument Design Support: Support for the development and design of new instruments.

3.       Training Support: Support for projects where students and young researchers can be trained.

 

Guidelines

The following guidelines should be followed:

 

  • No specific text format is required for submitting an application for IDA funding.
  • The applications should be kept short and focused.
  • Applications should be submitted as a single PDF-file.
  • The deadline is Monday 1 December 2014 at 23:59 (Danish time).
  • The evaluation will take place during December.
  • IDA will announce the selected projects before 20 December.

 

The below mentioned guidelines should be followed in relation to the three categories:

 

1.       Access Support: Total or partial coverage of access to specific facilities in space or on ground.

The intention is to open new opportunities – also long term opportunities. IDA can cover the direct costs to allow Danish researchers to access telescope time. IDA can also cover costs (hardware or manpower) that are required, in order to obtain access to observing time or data products.

 

Project Description:

- Provide a title for the project.

- Write a short abstract (max. 10 lines).

- List the PI of the project (name and affiliation).

- List additional participants (names and affiliations).

- Describe the project (max. two pages). Discuss the background, impact, relevance and aims and focus on the opportunities.

- Discuss the cost in relation to the access possibilities (cost-benefit)

- Discuss how this access may benefit Danish astrophysics in general.

- Include the intended schedule.

- Add any relevant information not covered above.

 

Appendices:

- CV and publication list (for the last 5 years) for the PI.

- Provide a detailed budget.

- Describe the funding profile. IDA will consider co-funding or possible co-funding essential.

- Discuss why IDA funding is needed and describe which other funding sources you have or will use to fund the project or part of the project.

- Additional appendices (if any).

 

2.       Instrument Design Support: Support for the development and design of new instruments.

The intention is to support mainly the design and development of new instruments, but IDA does not have enough funding to provide the general support of hardware for building an instrument. IDA can however support e.g. purchase of specific filters, grisms or slits that will improve an existing instrument with the aim of allowing optimum use of our observing facilities.

 

Project Description:

- Provide a title for the project.

- Make a short abstract (max. 10 lines).

- List the PI of the project (name and affiliation).

- List additional participants (names and affiliations).

- Describe the project (max. two pages). Discuss the background, impact, relevance and aims and some technical details. Is the instrument intended for a national facility?

- Discuss how this may benefit Danish astrophysics in general.

- Add any relevant information not covered above.

 

Appendices:

- CV and publication list (for the last 5 years) for the PI.

- Provide a detailed budget.

- Describe the funding profile. IDA will consider co-funding or possible co-funding essential. Discuss why IDA funding is needed and describe which other funding sources you have or will use to fund the project or part of the project.

- Additional appendices (if any).

 

3.       Training Support: Support for projects where students and young researchers can be trained in the use of various telescopes and instruments as well as learn how to plan and analyze observations, hence securing the necessary competences when it comes to using the various facilities.

 

Project Description:

- Provide a title for the project.

- Make a short abstract (max. 10 lines).

- List the PI of the project (name and affiliation).

- List additional participants (names and affiliations).

- Describe the project (max. two pages). Discuss the background, impact, relevance and aims and focus on the training support. Will this initiative be open for a restricted group only?

- Describe the intended schedule (time line and milestones).

- Add any relevant information not covered above.

 

Appendices:

- CV and publication list (for the last 5 years) for the PI.

- Provide a detailed budget.

- Describe the funding profile. IDA will consider co-funding or possible co-funding essential. Discuss why IDA funding is needed and describe which other funding sources you have or will use to fund the project or part of the project.

- Additional appendices (if any).

 

How to submit?

  • Deadline is Monday 1 December at 23:59 (Danish time).
  • Applications should be submitted as a single PDF-file.
  • Applications should be submitted to ida@phys.au.dk

 

If you have questions please contact Louise Børsen-Koch (louise@phys.au.dk).

 

Call for Letters of Intent 2014-16

***The deadline has passed***

One of the aims of the Instrument Center for Danish Astrophysics (IDA) is to support and secure the Danish Astrophysical research in relation to the use of the Danish membership of ESO, ESA and NOT and to create opportunities for Danish participation in international projects with a substantial research importance.  

 

It is essential that all priorities for IDA focus on national interests within astrophysics, and in order to reach those aims IDA will in 2014-16 provide:

- support for the development and design of new and up-to-date instruments.

- support in relation to carrying out observations (including travel support).

- total or partlial coverage of access to specific facilities.

- support for projects where students and young researchers can be trained in the use of various telescopes and instruments as well as learn how to plan and analyze observations, hence securing the necessary competences when it comes to using the different facilities.

 

The allocated budget for the above mentioned activities is around 1 million DKK per year. In order to create a detailed budget for 2014-16 IDA invites the Danish astronomical community to submit Letters of Intent for projects that may be relevant for IDA support in 2014-16.

The Letters of Intent are not seen as formal applications for funding support, but they will be used by the IDA Board to prioritize the budget. Based on the received letters the Board will decide on the exact procedure for allocating the funding. This may require detailed applications and further discussions with specific research groups.

***The deadline has passed***

No specific format is required for the IDA Letter of Intent. The letters should be kept short and focused. The following guidelines should be followed when submitting a Letter of Intent:

-          Provide a title for the project.

-          List the PI of the project (name and affiliation).

-          List additional participants (names and affiliations).

-          Describe the project (max. one page). Discuss the background, impact, relevance and aims.

-          Provide a preliminary budget.

-          Describe the funding profile (IDA funding and funding from other sources).

-          Describe the intended schedule (time line and milestones).

 

Do not submit a Letter of Intent in relation to travel support for the Nordic Optical Telescope (as there is a special procedure for this).

If you have any questions in relation to the IDA Letter of Intent please contact:

Hans Kjeldsen

Instrument Center for Danish Astrophysics, Institut for Fysik og Astronomi, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C

Email: hans@phys.au.dk, telephone: +45 2338 2160

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Call for observing time proposals with the Swift Satellite

Following the successful execution of the first Cycle, the Instrument Center for Danish

Astrophysics (IDA) invites applications from the Danish community for observations with the

Swift Observatory. One million seconds will be available to the Danish community.

Period: July 2014 - June 2015

 

See the call here (Latex version here)

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