e-MERLIN / VLBI National Radio Astronomy Facility


Future e-MERLIN proposal deadlines

All e-MERLIN calls are available at here and are distributed to users via the e-MERLIN-announce email exploder and other outlets. Please contact emerlin [at] jb.man.ac.uk if you wish to be added to this email distribution list.

Table 1: Preliminary dates for future e-MERLIN proposals deadlines and observing cycles.

Proposal cycle Proposals Call issued Proposal Deadline Observing period
Cycle-6 19th October 2017 16th November 2017 Dec 2017 - May 2018
Cycle-7 17th April 2018 17th May 2018 June 2018 - Dec 2018
Cycle-8* 8th October 2018 17th November 2018 Q1 2018 - Q2 2019
Cycle-9* Spring 2019 Spring 2019 June 2019 - Dec 2019

* Dates of proposal call and deadline to be confirmed.

e-MERLIN Proposal submission process:

e-MERLIN 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.