Instrument Center for Danish Astrophysics 

IDA CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS

One of the aims of IDA is to support and secure
the danish astrophysical research 
in relation to the use of the danish membership of ESO, ESA and NOT

Nordic Optical Telescope

IDA will cover expenses in relation to the Danish use of the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT).

IDA will cover travel, accommodation, local transport, food/per diem for one observer in connection to a given observing run.

Before you book your travel, please send an e-mail with the travel budget to ida@phys.au.dk for approval.

From 2015 IDA will also cover all service fees in relation to the Danish use of the NOT. Service fees will be paid directly by IDA to NOT.

 

 

 

 

 

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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).