Oct 14, 2015

Amendment 28: Changes to D.6 Fermi GI Cycle 9

The Fermi Guest Investigator (GI) program is intended to encourage scientific participation in the Fermi mission by providing funding to carry out investigations using Fermi data, to conduct correlative observations at other wavelengths, to develop data analysis techniques applicable to the Fermi data, and to carry out theoretical investigations in support of Fermi observations.
The Fermi GI program also encompasses a number of joint observation program opportunities. Fermi investigators may apply for radio, optical, X-ray, or Gamma-ray observing time through joint programs with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), Arecibo Observatory, the VERITAS ground-based Cerenkov telescope facility and, the INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory (INTEGRAL).
This amendment eliminates references to Suzaku (in descriptions of Fermi joint observation programs) since Suzaku is no longer operating, clarifies the language regarding the funding of proposals with non-U.S. Principal Investigators (Section 2.1), removes reference to the work plan when discussing the budget required for Phase 2 proposals (Section 2.2.1), and revises the funding expected to be available for Cycle 9 (Section 3). New text is in bold and deleted text is struckthrough.
The due date for Phase 1 proposals remains unchanged at January 22, 2016. Phase 1 Proposals for this program are not submitted via NSPIRES or, they may only be submitted at (Help Desk available at
Questions concerning Fermi capabilities may be directed to Julie McEnery at
Technical questions concerning this program element may be directed to Chris Shrader at
Programmatic information may be obtained from Keith B. MacGregor at