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GOES-R Risk Reduction / JPSS Proving Ground Risk Reduction (PGRR)
Visiting Scientist Program Call for Proposals for 2014
Letter of Intent Deadline extended to October 22, 2013
September 23, 2013 - The GOES-R Risk Reduction (R3)
and JPSS Proving Ground Risk Reduction (PGRR) research programs announce
the Visiting Scientist Program Call for Proposals for 2014. Proposals
are encouraged for:
- Federal and non-federal scientists contributing to GOES-R3, Algorithm
Working Group and Proving Ground efforts and international operational
space agency partners (eg scientists associated with JMA Himawari
algorithms and EUMETSAT Satellite Application Facilities (SAFs)) to
exchange ideas and initiate/continue collaborations applicable to their
current research with other scientists and users. Visits focused on future
capabilities including the use of decision tools, integrated observations
and NWP are encouraged. Visits to scientific partners developing and
evaluating relevant algorithms and applications at National Weather
Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Offices, NWS National and Regional Centers,
federal laboratories, universities, and EUMETSAT SAFs are also encouraged.
Ideas, algorithms, products, and applications can be explored in detail
during these visits that may be from 1 to 4 weeks in duration.
- Federal and non-federal scientists contributing to JPSS PGRR, JPSS
Algorithm, Data and Products (ADP) and JPSS calibration/validation efforts
and international operational space agency partners (eg scientists
associated with JMA Himawari algorithms and EUMETSAT Satellite Application
Facilities (SAFs)). The description of relevant activities is similar to
the items described for GOES-R above. Additionally, collaborations with
NOS and NMFS operational entities and OAR are of high interest.
- Scientists approved to travel in 2013 but who were unable to travel
due to federal travel restrictions or complications with sequestration.
We do not anticipate travel to be easier for federal personnel during 2014
compared to 2013 so applicants may wish to alter the proposal to send non-
federal team members instead, or to alter the scope based upon any
feedback received regarding the travel denial.
- We anticipate funding between 10 and 20 visits. In general these funds
are provided for travel expenses for researchers developing new and
advanced applications for the GOES-R and JPSS program. A letter of intent
is required. Each letter should include:
- A one page summary providing
information on the project(s) to be discussed and/or tested; and
- A paragraph each from the person requesting the visit and the person
receiving the visit describing the anticipated benefits of the visit
(including metrics for evaluating the success of the visit);
- Estimated costs for airfare, per-diem and other travel-related expenses and
- Whether the proposal is directed to GOES-R or JPSS funding. A short
written summary will be required following the visit.
- Letters of intent must be received by 5:00 PM EST on October 22,
2013. These should be sent to Ingrid.Guch@noaa.gov
with cc to Ralph.R.Ferraro@noaa.gov and
"VSP2014" as the subject line (no space) and
return receipt activated if you have that capability.
- Proposals accepted for funding will be notified in mid-November 2013.
Please note that federal and invitational travel requests currently
require approval by NESDIS HQ. Approval by NESDIS HQ is not guaranteed
even if we accept the proposal for funding.