We are inviting proposals for
access to the Vulcan TAW and TAP and Gemini TA2 and TA3 target areas for the
2017 – April 2018. 1 slot for Vulcan
in this round is available for EU access and is funded through Laserlab.
All proposals should be submitted
electronically at the following website by Friday,
28th April 2017 at 12pm (noon).
http://proposal.isis.rl.ac.uk/home/ (link opens in a new window)
Please find additional instructions for
applying for access through Laserlab in the Call for Access document attached.
For access to the Vulcan and
Gemini facilities of the CLF we require the completion of the attached
technical document, which should be submitted to the website alongside your
Call for Access P2 17-18 (PDF - 284kB - link opens in a new window)
CLF Technical Pack P2 17-18
Vulcan Call for Access P2 17-18 (PDF - 976kB - link opens in a new window)
Gemini TA3 Call for Access P2 17-18 (PDF - 1184kB - link opens in a new window)
Gemini TA2 Call for Access P2 17-18 (PDF - 214kB - link opens in a new window)
Target Fabrication Facility details P2 17-18 (PDF - 142kB - link opens in a new window)
Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF)
The Government has announced the establishment of the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) (http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/funding/gcrf/), to support research that addresses challenges faced by developing countries. This extends to facility access, meaning that if your proposal is compliant with Official Development Assistance (ODA) guidelines, this fund may be used to support facility access, including travel and subsistence to/from the partner country for investigators and collaborators. Consequently, the CLF encourages such proposals.
If the research in your proposal is relevant, and will, or could be, conducted in collaboration with a developing country on the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list (see link above), could you please provide us with additional information. Specifically, please include in your proposal key information that explicitly addresses the key questions below (maximum 1 additional page with your science case):
Click on the hyperlinks for details of the Orion laser system (link opens in a new window) and the Orion academic call for access (link opens in a new window).