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Multi-Cycle Treasury Programs: Call for Proposals
Chapter 1: General Information
1.1 About this Document
1.2 Important Features of MCT Programs
1.3 General Guidelines for Proposal Preparation
1.4 Resources, Documentation and Tools
1.4.1 MCT Program Announcement Page
1.4.2 Phase I Roadmap
1.4.3 Other Resources
1.5 STScI Help Desk
1.6 Organization of this Document
1.6.1 Policies, Procedures and General Information
1.6.2 Preparing and Submitting Your Proposal
1.6.3 Information Pertaining to Accepted Proposals
1.6.4 Appendix
Chapter 2: Proposal Submission Policies
2.1 The Proposal Process: Phase I and Phase II
2.2 Deadlines
2.3 Who May Submit
2.4 Institutional Endorsement
2.5 Funding
2.6 Proposal Confidentiality
Chapter 3: Proposal Categories
3.1 Overview
3.2 MCT GO Proposals
Chapter 4: Observation Types and Special Requirements
4.1 Primary Observations
4.1.1 Continuous Viewing Zone (CVZ) Observations
4.1.2 Target-of-Opportunity (TOO) Observations
4.1.3 Special Restrictions on Observations with COS, the STIS/MAMA and ACS/SBC
4.1.4 Solar System targets
4.1.5 Observations of Targets that have not yet been discovered or identified
4.1.6 Time-Critical Observations
4.1.7 Real-Time Interactions
4.1.8 Dithering strategies with ACS and WFC
4.2 Parallel Observations
4.2.1 Coordinated Parallel Observations
4.2.2 Pure Parallel Observations
4.2.3 Restrictions and Limitations on Parallel Observations
4.3 Special Calibration Observations
Chapter 5: Data Rights and Duplications
5.1 Data Rights
5.2 Policies and Procedures Regarding Duplications
Chapter 6: MCT Proposal Selection Procedures
6.1 Evaluation of MCT Proposals
6.2 Selection Criteria
Chapter 7: Guidelines and Checklist for Phase I Proposal Preparation
7.1 General Guidelines
7.1.1 Deadline
7.1.2 Phase I Proposal Format
7.1.3 Page Limits for PDF Attachment
7.2 Proposal Preparation Checklist
Chapter 8: Filling Out the APT Proposal Form
8.1 Title
8.2 Abstract
8.3 Proposal Phase
8.4 Category
8.5 Cycle
8.6 Requested Resources: Primary and Parallel Orbits
8.7 Proprietary Period
8.8 Scientific Category
8.9 Keywords
8.10 Special Proposal Types
8.11 Proposal PDF Attachment
8.12 Principal Investigator(s)
8.13 Co-Investigators
8.14 Datasets
8.15 Targets
8.16 Observation Summary
Chapter 9: Preparation of the PDF Attachment
9.1 Scientific Justification
9.2 Programmatic Impact
9.3 Description of Observations
9.4 Special Requirements
9.5 Coordinated Observations
9.6 Justify Duplications
9.7 Management Plan
9.8 Past HST Usage and Current Commitments
Chapter 10: Proposal Implementation and Execution
10.1 Notification
10.2 Phase II Submission
10.3 Program Coordinator and Contact Scientist Support
10.4 Duplication Checking
10.5 Technical Review
10.6 Proposal Scheduling
10.6.1 Unschedulable or Infeasible Observations
10.7 Access to Data Products
10.8 Visits to STScI
10.9 Failed Observations
10.10 Publication of HST Results
10.11 Dissemination of HST Results
Chapter 11: Education & Public Outreach Proposals
Chapter 12: Grant Funding and Budget Submissions
12.1 Overview
12.2 Eligibility for STScI Grant Funds
12.3 Allowable Costs
12.4 Grant Period
12.5 Award of Funds
Appendix A: Additional Information
A.1 Contact Information
A.1.1 Space Telescope Science Institute
A.1.2 Space Telescope – European Coordinating Facility
A.1.3 Canadian Astronomy Data Centre
A.2 Scientific Keywords
A.3 Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations
A.4 Internet Links

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