IDIA/ilifu MeerKAT Open Time Projects 2020

The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) invites proposals from researchers at IDIA partner institutions and other South African institutions to conduct MeerKAT Open Time Project research using the Ilifu Cloud Computing Research Facility.

Expressions of interest will be reviewed, and successful applicants will be provided a letter of support, which can be included in the associated MeerKAT observing proposal submission.

Conditions and Eligibility

All prospective SARAO MeerKAT Open Time observing proposals whose Principal Investigators (PIs) or Lead Technical Contact is based at a South African institution are eligible to apply. Researchers who are members of an IDIA partner institution (University of Cape Town, University of Pretoria, University of the Western Cape) will be provided access through the IDIA partnership, but are kindly requested to still complete the EOI for the purpose of resource provisioning. If a student is the principal investigator, they will need written approval from their supervisor.

Successful applicants will be provided an allocation of resources and user accounts on the ilifu facility. User and software support will be provided, including support for construction of customized containers as required.

Details on submitting a proposal as an expression of interest can be found here.

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Deadline: Thursday, 20 August 2020.