e-MERLIN / VLBI National Radio Astronomy Facility


e-MERLIN proposal submission tool

Next Deadline (cycle-8) : 15th November 2018

IMPORTANT NOTEL The Northstar Tool will be open for submission of proposals for Cycle-8 from 24th October 2018

The e-MERLIN proposal submission tool Northstar.


Proposal process:

e-MERLIN cycle-8 proposals must be submitted via the e-MERLIN NorthStar web-based proposals submission tool. To submit an application for time, go to the NorthStar website (register as a new user if necessary) and follow the instructions given in the help file that you will find on the welcome page.

Invitations for proposals will be distributed twice per year and submitted proposals will be subject to peer review via a STFC 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, the user is invited to attend the e-MERLIN Visitors Suite housed in the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics where full face-to-face support is available to assist the user in the processing of their data to final astronomical images.