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Valid proposals consist of the official cover page, up to two pages of text describing the scientific aims, and up to two more pages of figures, tables, and references. The official cover page, in postscript or in Latex format, may be obtained by anonymous ftp from in directory dist/proposal, as well as a Latex style file proposal.sty; or with the World Wide Web at URL In case of problems, contact the secretary, Cathy Berjaud (e-mail: Do not use characters smaller than 11pt, which could make your proposal illegible when copied or faxed. For the same reasons, also avoid sending figures with grey scale maps. Applications should be addressed to:
IRAM Scientific Secretariat,
300, rue de la piscine,
F-38406 St. Martin d'Hères, France.

All proposals must reach the Secretariat before September 7th, 1998, 24:00 h. Proposals sent by Fax ((33/0) 476 42 54 69) will be accepted, provided they arrive in a readable form. Except for a duplicate of the source list (see below), no proposal should be sent by e-mail. The Principal Investigator will receive by return mail an acknowledgement of reception and a proposal number.

To avoid the allocation of several numbers per proposal, send only one copy of your proposal, either by mail or by fax. In case your fax reaches us in time, but is incomplete or unreadable, we will try our best to contact you (your responsibility, however).

On the title page, you must fill out the line `special requirements' if you request either spectral line on-the-fly observations, or the polarimeter, service or remote observing, or specific dates for time dependent observations. If there are periods when you cannot observe for personal reasons, please specify them here; beware, however, that such personal restrictions could make your observations difficult or impossible to schedule.

We insist upon receiving, with proposals for heterodyne receivers, a complete list of frequencies corrected for source redshift (to 0.1 GHz) Also specify on the cover sheet which receivers you plan to use.

In order to avoid useless duplication of observations and to protect already accepted proposals, we keep up a computerized list of targets. We ask you to fill out carefully your source list. This list must imperatively contain all the sources (and only those sources) for which you request observing time. To allow electronic scanning of your source parameters, your list must be typed or printed following the format indicated on the proposal form (please, do not hand write). If your source list is long (e.g. more than 15 sources) you may print it on a separate page, keeping the same format.

The scientific aims of the proposed programme should be explained in 2 pages of text maximum, plus up to two pages of figures, tables, and references. Proposals should be self-explanatory, clearly state these aims, and explain the need of the 30m telescope. The amount of time requested should be carefully estimated and justified . It should include all overheads (see below).

A scientific project should not be artificially cut into several small projects, but should rather be submitted as one bigger project, even if this means 100-150 hours.

If time has already been given to one project but turned out to be insufficient, explain the reasons, e.g. indicate the amount of time lost due to bad weather or equipment failure; if the fraction of time lost is close to 100%, don't rewrite the proposal, except for an introductory paragraph. For continuation of proposals having led to publications, please give references to the latter.

In all cases, indicate on the first page whether your proposal is (or is not) the resubmission of a previously rejected proposal or the continuation of a previously accepted 30m telescope proposal. In case of a resubmission, state very briefly in the introduction why the proposal is being resubmitted (e.g. improved scientific justification).

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