Guidelines for completion of PATT travel form

Section 1 - PATT/Other reference

Please state full PATT or other reference number.

Section 2 - Telescope to be visited

Please identify the telescope being visited. Where two observing runs have been awarded at either the same or adjacent telescopes in a close time span and you intend to complete both observations in the one journey please give full details of the second award.

Section 3 – Observer

The STFC can normally only provide funding for persons who are employed within, or postgraduate students of an eligible UK Higher Education Institution. Usually only one observer will be funded for common user instruments. PATT funds cannot be used to support the presence of more than one observer at the telescope (including observers from non PATT sources) unless explicitly approved in advance. Students can only be supported if they are not observing for the purpose of their PhD project.

 

Section 4 - Nights at telescope site

Please state how many nights' subsistence you will require in total, at the telescope site and any additional nights required elsewhere, with dates. The number of nights for the ING  are set out below. Full justification must be given for any additional nights required at Section 6. Lodge accommodation is available and should be used whenever possible.

 

WHT, INT
  • 1 night each way to transfer Tenerife to La Palma and return.
  • 2 nights total in La Palma for time in transit, discussions and transfer of data.
  • Lodge accommodation for observing run as specified in Section 2.

Sections 5 and 6 - Funds requested

Guideline travel and subsistence costs can be found at Annexe 1. Actual costs should be entered in section 5. Any requests in excess of the guideline rate should be justified in section 6, e.g. airfare exceeding guideline travel rate due to time of year.

 

Section 7 – Case for support

Please provide full details of proposed observing

 

Telescopes where the PATT Grant holders can use funds without reference to STFC

The following table details the PATT approved telescopes

For a telescope to be included in this list, not only should it offer world-class facilities, but the application process must involve competitive peer review.  The list is constantly under review and will be updated after each PATT meeting.  Suggestions for additions to the list should be forwarded to the PATT secretariat with a copy to the current PATT chair.  It would be helpful if such suggestions could be accompanied by a description of the allocation process, and for smaller instruments particularly, by information detailing their unique capabilities.

Annexe 1 –Guidelines for PATT Travel & Subsistence for approved telescopes

 

Location Telescope Travel Subsistence (Site) Elsewhere
Australia      
ATNF £1,200 £50 £120
ATCA £1,200 £50 £120
AAT £1,200 £50 £120
Chile      
CTIO – SOAR and Blanco £1,000 £50 £110
GEMINI £1,000 £50 £110
Magellan £1,000 £50 £110
European (including Canary Islands)      
GTC £500 £60 £90
Calar Alto £350 £38 £90
IRAM – Pico Veleta and Grenoble £350 £35 £90
MPI, Bonn £350 £90 £90
OHP £350 £35 £90
Westerbork £350 £90 £90
Carlos Sanchez (TCS) £500 £45 £90
NOT £500 £45 £90
TNG £500 £60 £90
ING £500 £60 £90
INDIA      
GMRT £500 £30 £35
Japan      
Nobeyama £800 £140 £140
South Africa      
SAAO – SALT, 1m and 1.9m £800 £35 £90
USA - Puerto      
ARECIBO £600 £120 £120
USA - Mainland      
CARMA £600 £90 £90
CHARA £600 £90 £90
Hobby Eberly £600 £90 £90
MMT £600 £90 £90
NOAO £600 £90 £90
Apache Point £600 £90 £90
Kitt Peak (KPNO) £600 £90 £90
NRAO – GBT, JVLA £600 £90 £90
LBT £600 £90 £90
Palomar £600 £90 £90
SOFIA £600 £90 £90
USA - Hawaii      
CSO £800 £150 £150
CFHT £800 £150 £150
Gemini £800 £150 £150
IRTF £800 £150 £150
Keck £800 £150 £150
JCMT & UKIRT £800 £150 £150
SMA £800 £150 £150
Subaru £800 £150 £150

PDF version of the PATT guidelines

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