UC Observatories Mini-Grant Program 2018-2019

Call for Proposals

Date: TBD

Deadline: TBD



    2017-2018 funded UCO Instrumentation and Service Mini-Grants (FY18)

  • Enhancing Multi-Object Spectroscopy with Ground-Layer Adaptive Optics at Keck – Jessica Lu, UC Berkeley
  • Modeling Fiber Performance for Ultra-Faint Spectroscopy – Kevin Bundy, UCO
  • APF 2.0: Stabilization of the Automated Planet Finder for a New Discovery Landscape – Courtney Dressing, UC Berkeley
  • PYPIT: A Data Reduction Pipeline for UCO and WMKO – J. Xavier Prochaska, UCSC
  • A MKID-based Multi-Object High Resolution Spectrograph – Ben Mazin, UCSB
  • Preparing for Solar System Science with TMT and IRIS – Michael H. Wong, UC Berkeley
  • Hardware Upgrades for the UC San Diego Remote Observing Facilities - Quinn Konopacky, UCSD
  • Upgrade to Mainland-Only Remote Observing Facility at UCR – Brian Siana, UCR

  • Service Mini-Grants

  • Continuing to foster the TMT International Science Collaboration – Tommaso Treu, UCLA
  • Working Toward New UCO Funding & Partnerships – Andrea Ghez, UCLA
  • Fundraising activities for Lick Observatory – Alex Filippenko, UC Berkeley



  • 2016-2017 funded UCO Instrumentation and Service Mini-Grants (FY17)

  • Enhancing Multi-Object Spectroscopy with Ground-Layer Adaptive Optics at Keck – Jessica Lu, UC Berkeley
  • A Wide-Field AO-Fed Integral Field Spectrograph for Keck – James Larkin & Michael Fitzgerald, UCLA
  • A Mini-IFU for Keck-AO/NIRSPEC – Andy Skemer, UCSC & Michael Fitzgerald, UCLA
  • FOBOS: A Fiber-Fed MOS for Keck – David Schlegel, LBNL
  • A MKID-based Multi-Object High Resolution Spectrograph – Ben Mazin, UCSB
  • Next-generation hardware for Remote Observing at UC Facilities – Graeme Smith and Jason X. Prochaska, UCSC
  • Replacement UPS for UCLA Remote Observing Site – Ian McLean, UCLA
  • Fostering the TMT international science collaboration – Tommaso Treu, UCLA
  • Working Toward New UCO Funding & Partnerships – Andrea Ghez, UCLA
  • Fundraising activities for Lick Observatory – Alex Filippenko, UC Berkeley


  • 2015-2016 funded UCO Instrumentation Mini-Grants (FY16)

  • Public Release of the MOSDEF Data Reduction Package for the MOSFIRE spectrograph on Keck I – Mariska Kriek, UC Berkeley
  • Proposal Preparation and Team Building for the TMT Coronagraph, a Second Generation Instrument – Michael Fitzgerald, UCLA
  • A Workshop to Develop the Science Case for FOBOS, a Proposed New Optical Multi-Object Spectrograph for Keck – David Schlegel, LBNL
  • Preparations for KRAKENS, a Proposed MKID-Based Imager for Keck – Ben Mazin, UCSB
  • Upgrade to UC Santa Barbara Remote Observing Site – Crystal Martin, UCSB



  • 2015-2016 funded Service Support (FY16)

    (Formal Service Mini-Grants did not exist at this time)

  • Working Toward New UCO Funding & Partnerships – Andrea Ghez, UCLA
  • Fundraising activities for Lick Observatory – Alex Filippenko, UC Berkeley



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