European Coordination for Accelerator Research & Development
Submission deadlines for applications are 31st January or 31st July. The final deadline has now passed (31st January 2012).
Applications should normally request periods of access during a six-month period, from 1st April to 30th September or 1st October to 31st March, although in exceptional circumstances access for a period of up to one year may be possible.
The results of the applications will be available on or before 28th February and 31st August respectively.
For applications that are approved, the following expenses will be covered:
Expenses higher than these limits will be met only if higher costs were specifically identified and requested in the application, and these higher costs were approved by the review board.
Visitors are strongly encouraged to seek on-site accommodation at RAL, which can be reserved through the MICE office (MICEADMIN@rl.ac.uk).
Incoming proposals will be examined by the MICE office for formal compliance with the EU rules, and then forwarded to the selection panel. The panel consists of outside experts:
and is assisted as necessary by MICE scientific and technical management. The panel reviews applications and makes recommendations to the MICE TA co-ordinator, currently Prof. Norman McCubbin (STFC).
Evaluation and selection will be based on the following criteria:
The final decision will take into account the following guidelines:
The applicants shall be formally informed of the decision by the MICE TA co-ordinator. If the application is successful RAL will advise the applicants about the further procedure to follow.
In case of any technical problems or undue delays, applicants are encouraged to contact the MICE office, or the EuCARD Coordination Office. Applicants should not contact the Selection Panel directly.
If more applications are judged worthy of support than can be accommodated concurrently at the MICE facility, the panel will advise the TA co-ordinator, who will take all reasonable steps to schedule the applications in a timely fashion.