SOLARNET ACCESS in 2016: Call for proposals

SOLARNET and ITP: Call for proposals 2016

Observing time at Solar European Facilities: Call for SOLARNET and ITP proposals 2016 (view this call at )

SOLARNET is a European Integrated Initiative funded through FP7, which brings together and integrates the major European research infrastructures in the field of high-resolution solar physics ( ). This includes the European Solar telescopes SST, THEMIS, GREGOR & VTT in the Canary Islands, as well as European instruments IBIS and ROSA installed at DST/NSO. SOLARNET support includes travel grants for observing campaigns, as well as help to PIs for data reduction.

Within the SOLARNET transnational ACCESS program ( ) we here invite proposals for 2016 observing time at the above mentioned facilities. In parallel, the International Scientific Committee (CCI) awards observing time in the International Time Program (ITP) for Canary Islands Telescopes (cf. ).

Both SOLARNET and ITP proposals will be handled by the EAST TAC, a common European time allocation committee installed by EAST (European Association for Solar Telescopes). Proposed campaigns may combine both programs. Typically, campaigns will be awarded for 10 observing days at each telescope, while most of the IBIS and ROSA observations will be executed in service mode. SOLARNET campaigns also include travel grants. Certain criteria of eligibility related to the nationalities of the applicants apply to the SOLARNET time.

More info is given at the EAST TAC web page:

Information on available instrumentation, proposal details, and help on data reduction are available at the telescope web pages (contact persons for each telescope are given in brackets):

SST: (SOLARNET only, Mats Löfdahl)
VTT: (Rolf Schlichenmaier)
GREGOR: (Rolf Schlichenmaier)
DOT: (ITP only, Felix Bettonvil)
IBIS: (SOLARNET only, Gianna Cauzzi)
ROSA:  (SOLARNET only, Mihalis Mathioudakis)

THEMIS: Is not available in 2016.

Proposals can be made for each individual telescope or for a combination  of them. All applications will assumed to be for both programs, subject to the elegibility criteria for the SOLARNET observing time. Proposals and questions should be sent via email to and must be received by January 20, 2016.