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FUSTIPEN Policies (French participants)

The purpose of FUSTIPEN is to deliver an international venue for research on the physics of nuclei during an era of experimental investigations on rare isotopes. The FUSTIPEN program is intended to primarily fund travel grants for research scientists, post-doctoral fellows, and students whose current primary institutional affiliation is with a U.S. university, national laboratory, or other research center. The visits include, and are not limited to, visits to pursue existing joint projects, exploratory visits to assess opportunities for future collaborations, FUSTIPEN events (discussion workshops) devoted to specific research topics, and joint educational initiatives. The FUSTIPEN board of directors has set forth several policies in order to facilitate FUSTIPEN's purpose. To facilitate contacts of French physicists with U.S. visitors at FUSTIPEN, the French grant supplies funding for French physicists to visit GANIL to collaborate with U.S. FUSTIPEN visitors. The FUSTIPEN board of directors has set forth several policies in order to facilitate FUSTIPEN’s purpose.

1. French-based scientists seeking to visit FUSTIPEN should send in their application (form), and ask their U.S.-based collaborator(s) to send the corresponding information. Applications will be reviewed by the Governing Board and decisions on acceptance will be made in a timely manner. To facilitate planning, application should be made early.

2. The French grant will pay for housing at the GANIL Guest House or other lodging in Caen at a maximum rate of €60/day. A flat per diem of €22/day (€30/day on weekends and holidays) will be paid to all visitors.

3. France-based visitors should provide “ordre de mission” at their arrival to reimburse their expenses. Visitors should contact Sabrina Lecerf Rossard
(French Program/Resource specialist) concerning reimbursements (see Contacts page).

4. Awardees are urged to make their lodging reservations in Caen as soon as possible after notification of the travel grant. Please note that the GANIL administration requires 7 working days to process permissions for guest access. To obtain access permission, FUSTIPEN visitors should fill the visitor form in the Practical Information page.

5. While FUSTIPEN cannot fund workshop travel, it can entertain proposals for funding FUSTIPEN events on site at FUSTIPEN relevant  to the RIBF experimental program or to highly topical discussions with U.S. FUSTIPEN visitors.

6. FUSTIPEN support should be acknowledged in publications resulting from
visits to or work at FUSTIPEN. The phrase: “this work was supported
partially through FUSTIPEN (French-U.S. Theory Institute for Physics with
Exotic Nuclei) under DOE grant number DE-FG02-10ER41700.”

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