Observing with e-MERLIN
e-MERLIN is open to proposals from the international astronomical community on the basis of scientific merit alone. Proposals are competitively peer-reviewed under standard STFC rules by the PATT e-MERLIN Time allocation Committee. During the first 5 semesters of e-MERLIN operations ~50% of observing time has been allocated to 12 large legacy projects and most of the remaining time will be allocated via PATT to standard proposals solicited prior to each observing semester
Deadline : Midnight (23:59 GMT) 17th June 2013
The second open round for e-MERLIN proposals is planned for 2013, with observations scheduled for September 2013 onwards.
For questions regarding technical capabilities and opportunities for cycle-1 observations please email, emerlin [at] jb.man.ac.uk.
Regular status updates on e-MERLIN developments and capabilities are available on e-MERLIN webpages.
e-MERLIN cycle-1 proposals must be submitted via the Northstar Proposal Tool.
The proposal tool will be open for proposal submissions from 22th May 2013.
Submitted proposals will be subject to peer review via a PATT e-MERLIN Time Allocation Committee (Phase 1). Successful proposals will then be subject to a second pass in which full observing details will be verified (Phase 2). By default e-MERLIN observations are dynamically scheduled by the operations team. Following the completion of the scheduled observations, users are encouraged to visit the e-MERLIN Visitors Suite at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (Alan Turing Building, University of Manchester) where full face-to-face support is available to assist with all aspects of data processing.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Cycle-0 (Semester 2012A)Deadline was: Midnight (23:59 GMT) 26th January 2012
The first open Call for Proposals for e-MERLIN observing time (Semester 2012A) allowed limited modes of operation of the array under a shared-risk policy. PATT allocated observations in Semester 2012A (starting Feb 2012) are dynamically scheduled alongside on-going commissioning activities and pre-allocated legacy programme observations.