ISSI calls for proposals from international research teams
6 March 2003AnnouncementThe International Space Science Institute (ISSI) invites proposals from International Teams to carry out research projects in space science in Bern, Switzerland. These projects include fundamental physics and comparative planetology and should be based on the analysis and evaluation of existing data from several spacecraft and eventual integration with ground observations and theoretical models.
The research project may be carried out in one continuous period at ISSI or structured in distinct periods. A typical project consists of two one-week meetings over a year. Projects can be extended over two years but should be duly justified in the proposal, though ISSI will only commit financially on a yearly basis.
The fundamental criteria for acceptance will be the scientific significance of the proposed research and the ability of the team to carry it to a successful conclusion within the indicated time frame. Preference will be given to projects with an adequate representation of ESA Member States scientists. Proposals will be peer-reviewed by outside experts and analysed by the Science Committee.
ISSI's financial support shall not exceed a maximum of 26 m-weeks per year and will cover accommodation and meals. Travel costs are reimbursed to the team leader.
For more detailed information on the contents of the proposal and on the schedule see the ISSI web page http://www.issi.unibe.ch/visitors.html.
Announcement of intent to propose before 11 April 2003 (by e-mail). Deadline for submission of the full proposal by the Team Leader: 2 May 2003. Electronically and by PDF file to: mannoissi.unibe.ch or by mail to:
c/o Dr V. Manno
For further information and questions, contact:
Tel: +41 31 631 4893