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Subject: IMPRINT Budget (Work package 1)
Date: Wed Oct 20 13:49:34 2004
Dear Partners in Workpackage 1 of IMPRINT,
today is the deadline by which Eystein requested input as regards the
reworked (and necessarily much shortened), proposal document. We have also been making some
effort to consolidate the indicative budgets that most of you have sent to us.
We now need to transfer these figures to Eystein , even though a few partners have not
supplied numbers to us , though they may have sent them to Eystein directly.
It is clear that we are now close to 30 partners in Workpackage 1 alone, and have
indicative budget requests totaling well over the nominal 5 million Euro originally
allocated. In fact , the likely total with all partner requests included is likely to be
nearer to 10 million!
We have been given a (very unofficial) hint from Brussels that an "appropriate" total
project request of about 17 million for IMPRINT might be sensible , with a final figure ,
if the project ever gets accepted, of 15 million being possibly awarded (subject of course
to referees' comments and subsequent reorganisation of priorities).
The simple message is that Eystein will now have to make an executive decision as to the
total amount requested .
If we ever get that far, reorganised budgets will have to be decided on the basis of very
work plans that will need to formalised for a second submission - especially as they relate
to the justification for field work and new data analyses. We also need to budget for the
involvement of non-partners , possibly using a mixture of workshop and minor funding awards
to facilitate data collection etc.
It has been made clear that new practical work campaigns would not be sanctioned across all
in Workpackage 1 . Rather, the bulk of work would involve re-dating/interpretation of
mostly existing data and reconstructions of forcings and climate . Specific cases will have
to be made to justify sampling and processing of new data.
Thanks to all of you for your help and thanks to Eystein for taking on the enormous task of
organising this proposal .
Keith and Tim
Professor Keith Briffa,
Climatic Research Unit
University of East Anglia
Norwich, NR4 7TJ, U.K.