Chandra X-Ray Observatory

CXC Research Visitor Program

The Chandra X-ray Center welcomes visits to the CXC for the purpose of collaboration on specific research projects with CXC scientific staff. Limited funding to support short-term (nominally 2-5 day) visits is available through the CXC Research Visitor Program (RVP). Interested members of the Chandra Users Community are invited to contact a potential CXC collaborator who can initiate a request for such support. Proposals for RVP support are solicited internally twice per year.

A directory for the CXC scientific staff is available at

Support may be requested for transportation, accommodations, and incidental travel expenses for U.S. or international Chandra users.

The first internal call for RVP proposals will commence on 1 July 2016, with a due date of 31 July 2016. Travel must be completed before 31 December 2016. The next call, for visits in the first half of 2017, will occur in December 2016.

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