Linear Collider Research and Development Group
Information concerning the FY04 proposal documents
Note that the due date for new
subproposals has been extended to October 24.
After incorporating changes based on advice from
ALCPG working group leaders,
Both DOE and NSF have indicated there will be continued support for machine and detector R&D in FY04. DOE plans to support R&D at the $500k level for detector projects, and at the $400-800k level for accelerator R&D. NSF hopes to increase its FY03 funding (~$150k) considerably.
Groups that did not participate last year are welcome to participate in the FY04 proposal.
The procedure this year will be similar to last year's. We will assemble a combined UCLC/LCRD document which describes projects already underway as well as those which are newly proposed. This combined document will include the LCRD "subproposals" from proponents as well as the UCLC proposal to NSF, which has already been updated by UCLC.
As was done last year, ALCPG Working Group conveners will read the LCRD subproposals in order to strengthen them through suggestions, comments, and advice offered to the proponents. Revised subproposals will be assembled into a large document which will be reviewed by the Holtkamp and Gordon committees.
Later, the subproposals will be submitted by individual groups, either as requests for supplemental funding or as new grants, depending on whether the proposed work is an extension of efforts already underway (generally true for detector projects) or a new line of research (usually true when a detector group submits its first accelerator physics proposal).
Differences from FY03
Proposals for continued DOE funding will be handled with a procedure much like last year's. There are some important differences, however:
Preparing your FY04 proposals
This is important. Please put a significant amount of effort into polishing the organization, clarity, and crispness of argument in your proposals. We heard a number of informal comments from both funding agencies expressing a desire for better exposition and clearer logic in this year's proposals.
Here's the schedule, which allows the combined proposal document to be delivered to the review committees at the beginning of December.
Use the same format as last year, with the addition of a progress report section (and an appendix if necessary). We will link these to the LCRD R&D Project Information and Status page as we receive them.
Please be sure your budgets include indirect costs and describe clearly how the funding is to be shared among participating universities. If it isn't obvious from your proposal, please let us know who is to be included in the overall author list for the combined UCLC/LCRD proposal document.
In cooperation with UCLC and LCRD proposal coordinators, Working Group leaders write "front matter" (overviews, and so forth) for the combined proposal document.
Proponents should begin readying their individual proposals for transmission directly to DOE, then submit them as soon as they have been processed by their university offices of sponsored research.
Proponents should strive to have their individual proposals arrive at DOE by this date.
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