Announcement of Opportunity for Independent Legacy Scientists in the Euclid Science Team
22 July 2010The scientific community is invited to participate in the Euclid mission by responding to the present Announcement of Opportunity (AO), which solicits proposals for the appointment of two Independent Legacy Scientists (ILSs) in the Euclid Science Team (EST). The deadline for submission of proposals is 29 October 2010, 12:00 CET.
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The AO for Independent Legacy Scientists in the Euclid Science Team is open to qualified scientists affiliated with institutions within ESA Member States. ILSs will be selected on their expertise and the excellence of their proposals, but also ensuring that they are independent to a substantial degree from the Euclid Mission Consortium management, procurement, and development activities.
Euclid is a high-precision survey mission designed to answer fundamental questions on dark energy and dark matter. It is an ESA mission with contributions from ESA Member States and with potential international participation. In February 2010, Euclid was selected by the Science Programme Committee (SPC) to enter the Definition Phase as a candidate M-class mission for the M1/M2 launch opportunities in 2017 and 2018, in competition with PLATO and Solar Orbiter. By mid 2011, the SPC will select up to two of these missions to enter Implementation Phase.
The schedule for the Euclid ILSs AO cycle is:
|July 22, 2010||Release of AO for Euclid ILSs|
|October 29, 2010 |
|Deadline for submission of proposals|
November 1 -
|January 6, 2011||Evaluation results to AWG|
|January 25-26, 2011||AWG recommendation|
|February 1-2, 2011||SSAC recommendation|
|February 2011||Foreseen appointment of successful proposers|
The proposal information package for this AO is available as a single zip file and can be downloaded from the right-hand menu under "Documentation". This zip file includes the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Euclid ILS AO
- Annex 1: Euclid Science Management Plan (SMP)
- Annex 2: Euclid - Mapping the geometry of the Universe (Assessment Study Report)
- Annex 3: Euclid Science Requirements Document (SciRD)
The Euclid ILS AO document contains the full details of this AO.
The guidelines and requirements for the contents of the proposal are detailed in the Euclid ILS AO document that is available under "Documentation" in the right-hand menu.
Proposals submitted in response to the AO are limited in length to 11 A4 pages (minimum font size 11 pt). They shall be submitted electronically in PDF format, using the proposal submission form that is accessible through the link below, and in the right-hand menu.
|Submission is closed|
The maximum file size for the complete proposal is 20 Mb. Proposers will receive confirmation upon successful receipt of their proposals.
A hard copy of the proposal with the proposer's original signature on the cover letter, and the head of institute's original signature on the endorsement letter (last page) must be sent, by the same deadline, to:
Ana M. Heras
Astronomy Missions Coordinator
P.O. Box 299
2200 AG Noordwijk
Further queries should be addressed to both the Astronomy Missions Coordinator at the above address and to the Euclid Project Scientist:
Euclid Project Scientist
P.O. Box 299
2200 AG Noordwijk