Deadline: 11:59pm MST, 31 March 2020
Instructions: Any NSF OIR Lab proposal marked as a "Thesis" proposal must be accompanied by a completed version of this web-based Thesis Letter Form. "Thesis" proposals are those where the observations requested by the proposal will constitute a significant fraction of the thesis research.
In addition, any proposal for which the PI is a graduate student must include this form, whether or not the proposal is related to the student's thesis project.
Travel and on-site expenses of graduate students at U.S. institutions observing as part of a Ph.D thesis program at Gemini Observatory, KPNO, CTIO, or at private observatories through community-access programs, will be paid by NSF OIR Lab. To qualify, the proposal must be designated as a thesis at the time the proposal is submitted, and the student's faculty advisor must fill out this web-based form verifying that the observations are part of a thesis, citing the student's qualifications to complete the observational program, and describing how the observations fit into the overall thesis plan. Late submissions will not be considered for funding support, and any proposals without an accompanying completed "Thesis Letter" form will not be considered as Thesis proposals by the TAC. This form must be filled out by the advisor.
For further information regarding "Thesis" proposals or proposals by graduate students, please see http://www.noao.edu/noaoprop/help/policies.html#grads
Please enter the proposal number (returned in acknowledgment email after submission) in the field below. Please wait until the proposal has been submitted and a proposal number has been assigned before submitting this form. Thesis forms with an incorrect or missing proposal ID number will not be properly attached to a proposal for viewing by the TAC.