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For each observing program scheduled on an NRAO telescope, reimbursement may be requested for one of the U.S. investigators to travel to the NRAO to observe, and for one of the U.S. investigators to travel to the NRAO to reduce data. Reimbursement may be requested for a second U.S. investigator to either observe or reduce data provided the second investigator is a student, graduate or undergraduate. In addition, the NRAO will, in some cases, provide travel support to the Observatory for research on archival data. The reimbursement will be for the actual cost of economy airfare, up to a limit of $1000, originating from within the U.S. including its territories and Puerto Rico. Costs of lodging in NRAO facilities can be waived on request in advance and with the approval of the relevant site director. No reimbursement will be made for ground transportation or meals.
To qualify, the U.S. investigator must not be employed at a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) or its sponsoring agency. Exceptions are possible (eg, investigators early in their careers); contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request an exception. The NSF maintains a master government list of some FFRDCs at http://www.zyn.com/SBIR/articles/ffrdc.htm.
The U.S. investigator should:
The U.S. institution should: