Thursday, 19 April 2012

EISCAT Peer-Review Programme: deadline 1st May 2012

The EISCAT Scientific Association invites applications for observing time on the EISCAT facilities in 2012, by individual scientists, research groups, and consortia throughout the world on equal, competitive basis. This means that anyone can apply for radar time, independent of whether or not the applicant is from an EISCAT associate country.

While evaluations are merit based, in the case of two applications having similar merits in evaluation, preference will be given either to those applicants who are new to the EISCAT facilities, in order to enlarge the EISCAT user community and further more open access to the facilities, or to the applicant showing stronger educational impact in their proposal.

The present call is the second one for 2012. In total, 200 hours of experiment time are open for international, peer-reviewed competition, and are available for the use of any of the current EISCAT facilities. Roughly 25% of this time has been allocated during the first call.

Please refer to EISCAT's pages on the Peer-Review Programme at

and in particular to the definition of the call at

for more information.

The deadline for proposals is 1st May 2012 at 24:00 UTC.

If the Peer-Review Programme is continued in 2013, the first deadline for applications for radar time in 2013 is anticipated to be in early November 2012.

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