Observing proposals are invited for the IRAM Plateau de Bure Interferometer (PdBI) for the period November 15, 1998 to May 15, 1999. The deadline for applications is September 7th, 1998, midnight (24 hr). Proposals sent by fax will be accepted, provided they arrive by that time in a readable form.
IRAM expects to schedule and complete between 30 to 50 projects in this period, with an elapsed time of at least two months between start and end of any given project. Selection will be based on scientific merit, technical feasibility, and adequacy to the instrument.
Details of the PdBI and the observing procedures are given in the document ``An Introduction to the IRAM Plateau de Bure Interferometer''. A copy can be obtained from the address below or from Internet via the World-Wide-Web (use IRAM's home page at http://iram.fr). Proposers should read this document carefully before submitting any proposal.
Proposals should be sent to:
IRAM Scientific Secretariat
Interferometer Observing Proposal
300 Rue de la Piscine
F-38406 Saint Martin d'Hères Cedex
Proposal templates may be obtained by anonymous ftp from iram.fr in directory dist/proposal, as well as the Latex style file proposal.sty; or from Internet via the World-Wide-Web at http://iram.fr/proposal/proposal.html. In case of problems, contact the secretary, Cathy Berjaud.
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. In case your proposal reaches us in time, but is incomplete or unreadable when copied, we will try our best to contact you. Proposals sent by e-mail, however, will not be accepted. The Principal Investigator will receive an acknowledgement of receipt and the proposal number.
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 Plateau de Bure interferometer.
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 proposal. In case of a resubmission, state very briefly in the introduction why the proposal is being resubmitted (e.g. improved scientific justification).
For this call for proposals, please note the following points.