Please state full PATT or other reference number.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Location Telescope||Travel||Subsistence (Site)||Elsewhere|
|CTIO – SOAR and Blanco||£1,000||£50||£110|
|European (including Canary Islands)|
|IRAM – Pico Veleta and Grenoble||£350||£35||£90|
|Carlos Sanchez (TCS)||£500||£45||£90|
|SAAO – SALT, 1m and 1.9m||£800||£35||£90|
|USA - Puerto|
|USA - Mainland|
|Kitt Peak (KPNO)||£600||£90||£90|
|NRAO – GBT, JVLA||£600||£90||£90|
|USA - Hawaii|
|JCMT & UKIRT||£800||£150||£150|