Facilities > VLA > Documentation > Manuals > VLA Observational Status Summary 2012B > Using the EVLA > Travel Support for Visiting the DSOC and EVLA

Travel Support for Visiting the DSOC and EVLA

by Stephan W. Witz last modified Apr 04, 2012

For each observing program scheduled on an NRAO telescope, reimbursement may be requested for one of the investigators from a U.S. institution to travel to the NRAO to observe, and for one U.S.-based investigator to travel to the NRAO to reduce data. Reimbursement may be requested for a second U.S.-based investigator to either observe or reduce data provided the second investigator is a student, graduate or undergraduate. In addition, the NRAO will, in some cases, provide travel support to the Observatory for research on archival data. The reimbursement will be for the actual cost of economy airfare, up to a limit of $1000, originating from within the U.S. including its territories and Puerto Rico. Costs of lodging in NRAO facilities can be waived on request in advance and with the approval of the relevant site director. No reimbursement will be made for ground transportation or meals.

To qualify, the U.S. investigator must not be employed at a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) or its sponsoring agency. The NSF maintains a master government list of some FFRDCs at http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf06316/.

To claim this reimbursement, obtain an expense voucher from Lori Appel in the Assistant Director's office in the DSOC.