Path2SKA and associated FP7 Proposals

Path2SKA is a project aimed at training the next generation of scientists and engineers in the European Research Area who will use and develop the next-generation radio telescope the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The training programme will focus on exploiting the potential of inter-disciplinary teams involving researchers from the academic and commercial sectors.

It is seeking EC funding under the FP7 Initial Training Network (ITN) scheme. Here is the first submitted (and rejected) proposal. Here is the revised (and also rejected) version. It was re-submitted under the FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN call, and failed again (with 93.5% marks). The draft FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN version will be submitted January 2012.

Some aspects of the Path2SKA programme in Portugal are already financially supported and in operation through Path2SKA@PT .

eSIRA is a proposal aimed at developing e-Science Infrastructure for Radio Astronomy. The version submitted for the INFRA-2011-1.2.1 call can be found here, and an overview of project news and activity is here.

eFalcons is a proposal aimed at developing e-Infrastructure for FAst and LArge Capacity Online Networked Systems. The version submitted for the INFRA-2011-1.2.2 call can be found here, and an overview of project news and activity is here.

GO-SKA is a proposal coordinating and supporting policy development of the global organisation of the Square Kilometre Array. The version submitted for the INFRA-2011-1-3.2 here.

The above FP7 proposals are monitored by the European SKA Consortium (ESKAC).

Other relevant FP7 proposals are CRISP, IDEAL, NEXPReS, PrepSKA, RadioNET, and RadioNET-3.