Proceed to the
Keck Observer Login Page.
Login using an existing Keck observer account (or, if necessary,
create a new account and login).
Find the Cover Sheets section and submit a new Cover Sheet, or
select an existing Keck Cover Sheet to be updated and re-used.
Follow the instructions to prepare and submit the Keck Proposal
The "Allocating Institution" should be one of the UC options
(in order to send the Cover Sheet to the UCO web server).
Please ensure that the e-mail addresses of the PI and all
Co-Is are valid; this is important for subsequent processing
of the proposal by the UCO web server.
Take note of the Keck Cover Sheet Id that is assigned for the
After submission at Keck there is a delay, typically of some
minutes, while the Cover Sheet is transferred from the Keck web
server to the UCO web server for the next steps.
The UCO web server can only accept proposals after it receives
the Cover Sheet from Keck, so be sure to do this step before
Prepare the body of the proposal containing the Scientific
Justification, figures, Technical Comments, Results from
Previous Keck Runs.
The top line of the proposal must contain the
PI name, the assigned Keck Cover Sheet Id, and proposal title.
Enter the e-mail address of the PI (or a Co-I) as listed on the
Keck Cover Sheet, the Keck Cover Sheet Id, and click the
"Proposer Login" button.
Click the "Submit (or resubmit) a TAC Proposal File"
Use the web browser file chooser to select the PDF file with
the proposal that is on the local machine running the browser.
The submission web page will give an opportunity to review the
PDF file that has just been uploaded.
The UCO web server will accept multiple revisions of the
proposal PDF file until the deadline;
simply return to the web page and submit the new version.
The Keck web server will accept edits to modify an existing
Cover Sheet; that will preserve the Cover Sheet Id and the
connection with the proposal submitted to the UCO web server.
The instructions for this are found at the Keck Observer
Account web pages.
(If a new Cover Sheet Id is created at Keck then the UC web
server must receive a proposal for that new Cover Sheet Id.)
After the proposal has been uploaded to the UCO web server it
will send e-mail confirmation to the PI and all Co-Is listed on
the Keck Cover Sheet.
Please watch for this confirmation.