- Proposals can be submitted for all semesters, or every other
semester (only the summer or the winter semester).
- The proposals should cover a minimum of 2 semesters.
- The proposals can initially only apply for a maximum of 3 years,
but they might be extended (after evaluation).
- Proposals are to be submitted together with normal proposals at
the regular deadline. Proposals only applying for the summer or
winter semesters should be submitted at the corresponding deadline.
- Proposals can have multiple PIs (with home institutes from
different countries). In the case there is more than one country
represented, the observing time is assigned in equally parts to the
- With advise from the OPC, the NOT Council will decide about
possible maxima to the fractions of national time and the fraction
of total available time that can be dedicated to these programs.
Large proposals might be allocated time for only a single semester
like regular proposals.
- A dedicated proposal form will be made. In principle this will
be modelled on the existing one for regular proposals. The proposal
form will include a project plan detailing the available resources,
and providing a description of the expected progress of the proposal
to be used as baseline for an annual review (see below).
- Scheduling requirements should be provided at the regular
deadline for proposals in each semester.
- A short progress report (maximum 1 A4) should be submitted once
a year at the regular proposal deadline. The reports will be
carefully evaluated by the OPC, and the allocation to a program may
- The same rules with respect to user contributions apply to large
proposals as to any other Nordic proposal.
- Who provides which parts of any user contribution is for the
applicants to determine, but the home institute(s) of the PI(s)
take(s) the responsibility to arrange for any payment.