Important info for Proposals

Some important aspects to consider when preparing the proposals:

  1. iThemba LABS is considering to allocate weeks of continuous beam time in addition to the weekend-based beam time for experiments. For the purpose of proposal submissions, you are therefore welcome to indicate your beam time needs either in terms of shifts (1 shift = 8 hours) or number of weekends
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  3. In order to increase the quality of proposals that are reviewed by the PAC, a technical/financial review of proposals will be implemented. This technical/financial committee will provide input and suggestions to the spokesperson of each proposal on beam, accelerator, target, and financial matters. Following this review the spokesperson will be afforded time to respond to the comments/suggestions.
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  5. The technical/financial review committee will consist of representatives from the accelerator, target, and source groups, as well as the manager of the Department of Subatomic Physics, the iThemba LABS liaison person for the proposal, and the secretary of the PAC. The recommendations of this review committee will be forwarded to the PAC together with the spokesperson’s response and the submitted proposals.
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  7. Spokespersons are requested to provide proper rate estimates in any proposal submission
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  9. Although it is important and desirable for students to be identified on a project, the submission of high-quality proposals is appreciated regardless of student involvement.
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  11. Users are reminded that appropriate quotes have to be provided and the Head of the Department of Subatomic Physics (wiedeking@tlabs.ac.za) has to be contacted prior to proposal submission, if iThemba LABS is expected to carry the costs for new research infrastructure development, target or beam material.
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  13. Ms N Kheswa has to be consulted prior to the submission of the proposal if iThemba LABS is expected to manufacture targets.
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  15. For beam related enquiries contact Dr Rainer Thomae (rthomae@tlabs.ac.za).
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  17. Progress report submissions are no longer required. Instead, please provide details on past projects as required on the Beam Time Application Form.
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  19. Local liaison/spokesperson should ensure that overseas colleagues are aware of these guidelines when preparing the proposal.

 
 
 
 
 

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