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|Australian access to overseas synchrotrons|
INTERNATIONAL SYNCHROTRON ACCESS PROGRAM
The International Synchrotron Access Program (ISAP) is administered by the Australian Synchrotron and is designed to assist Australian-based synchrotron users to access overseas synchrotron facilities. The objectives of the program are:
The International Program Advisory Committee (IPAC) will prioritise projects on the basis of three selection criteria:
Nature of the requirement to use an overseas facility
Applications for overseas funding must provide a well-defined case for the requirement to use an overseas facility. It must be clearly demonstrated that the beamline facilities at the Australian Synchrotron do not meet the needs of the project in terms of capability. Ideally, applicants should reference in their proposals that they have engaged in communications with an appropriate Australian Synchrotron beamline scientist, as well as the outcomes of such discussions.
Strategic benefit to the Australian Synchrotron & research communities
The IPAC includes fostering of scientific excellence as one of its strategic priorities . Applications should, however, also address how the work will strategically benefit the Australian research community and, in particular, how it will enhance awareness and expertise y in emerging synchrotron techniques and methodologies .
Community benefit through scientific importance and impact
This criterion encompasses the quality of the science and its wider impact. Applicants should describe the importance and significance of the proposed project, and how their work will benefit the broader Australian community. The existing or potential translational outcomes and impact from the research should be discussed.
The ISAP is open to all researchers with an appointment at an Australian institution.
You must have your travel approved by your Head of Organisation, DVC, Division or School Head or Managing Director prior to submitting your proposal. Please click here to download the 'international funding request form' – this must be completed, signed and uploaded with your proposal in order for you application to be considered.
HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY
To apply for access funding for an overseas synchrotron facility, you will need to submit a proposal via the online proposal system.
Please ensure that all researchers requiring funding are listed as ATTENDING on the 'Researchers' page of the proposal, and that the user accounts of all researchers have their ORGANISATION selected.
The following items are required when submitting the application:
Please click here to download the 'international funding request form'.
Applications will be accepted at any time; submissions will be considered three times per year.
Applications for funding can be submitted before or after you conduct your experiment at the international facility, provided requests fall within the time periods outlined below.
The outcome of your beamtime application to the overseas facility need not be known prior to submitting an ISAP application, however funding will only be released on the provision of evidence that the experimental time has been allocated.
11.59pm Tuesday 11 March, 2014 (Melbourne time) for beamtime scheduled from 01 October 2013 onwards
LEVEL OF FUNDING
HOW TO CLAIM FUNDING
If your ISAP application is successful you are to make necessary travel arrangements and once all expenses have been incurred raise a tax invoice to the Australian Synchrotron for the exact amount (up to the approved amount). The funding will be valid for 1 year from the date of approved funding notification.
The applicant will also be required to acquit this funding and return the acquittal form to the Australian Synchrotron User Office. A post-experiment report must also be filled out and sent back to us within four weeks of return from the overseas facility. This report will be consulted when IPAC considers subsequent requests for travel funding.