Date sent: 30 May 2016, 15:56

From: Anna Watts (

Subject: AHEAD announcement of opportunity Cycle 2

Dear IAU Div D Members, below an announcement that may be of interest, with a timeline that falls between our regular bulletins:

AHEAD Announcement of Opportunity Cycle 2

The AHEAD (Integrated Activities for High Energy Astrophysics*) project solicits proposals for its program of transnational visits. This program offers access free-of-cost to some of the best European test and calibration facilities, training/mentoring on X-ray data analysis and visits of scientists/engineers at all expertise levels.

AO-2 Calls Opening: 16 May 2016

Submission Deadlines:

  • Call 1 (Experimental Facilities):  30 June 2018; proposals will be evaluated on a twice-a year basis
  • Calls 2 and 3 (Visitor Program & Data analysis):  30 June 2016, 17:00 CET

Three main calls are included in this AO. For further information and links to the three AO-2 Calls:

* AHEAD is a Research Infrastructure Program funded by the Horizon 2020< program of the European Union. Its main goal is to integrate and open research infrastructures for high energy Astrophysics.
For general information on AHEAD:

Anna Watts
Secretary of IAU Div D Steering Committee
Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam


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