The NRAO Foreign Travel Fund program is currently inactive.


Financial Support for U.S. Astronomers Observing at Foreign Telescopes

The following set of guidelines has been established in the administration of travel support to major foreign telescopes:

Australia Telescope Nancay Telescope
Bonn 100 Meter Telescope Nobeyama 45 Meter Telescope
IRAM 30 Meter Telescope Nobeyama Array
JCMT Parkes 65 Meter Telescope
Jodrell Bank 250 Foot Telescope SEST Telescope
Merlin Telescope Westerbork Array

If your proposal and travel meet all of the above conditions, please verify by signing in the appropriate space below and returning this form, together with a copy of your proposal and the letter or observing schedule that indicates you have been granted observing time on one of the above telescopes, to:

Harvey S. Liszt
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville, VA  22903-2475

After completion of your travel, please fill out the attached travel claim form and send it, along with your original airline ticket, to the above address. Please allow at least one month for your application for reimbursement of funds to be processed.

Statement by the applicant:

This is to certify that my observing program satisfies all of the above-stated conditions in order for air travel costs to be reimbursable under the current program.


Please submit the Travel Expense Voucher in duplicate to:
Harvey S. Liszt
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville, VA  22903-2475


Name of Claimant:
Foreign Telescope Used:
Observing Periods (Dates):
Proposal No.:

TRANSPORTATION: Attach original passenger coupon(s).
From (City) To (City) Airline Class of Service Amount

Reimbursement will be made to the organization only--not to the individual.

I certify that these charges, incurred by me, are proper and correct.

Claimant's Signature:____________________________________Date:__________

NRAO Director's Office Approval