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INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPOSING FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE LSST AGN SCIENCE COLLABORATION
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When proposing for membership in the LSST AGN Science Collaboration, please
structure your proposal following the points below. This will let the 
application screening committee consider your proposal properly. The total
length of the proposal should be 4-4.5 pages or less. Note that proposals
will be judged competitively, so a high-quality and compelling proposal is
in your best interest. 

The application screening committee is currently made up of five members
of the LSST AGN Science Collaboration. 

Note that proposals are currently invited from the following: 
 * All scientists employed or studying at institutions in countries with 
   LSST data rights (e.g., USA, Chile).
 * Any individuals specifically listed in signed Memoranda of Agreement 
   with the LSST Corporation.
 * Scientists employed by the LSST Project. 
 * Members of institutions that have explicit data-rights agreements 
   with the LSST, such as IN2P3.

Please send your membership proposal to Niel Brandt (Penn State; 
niel@astro.psu.edu) and Michael Strauss (Princeton; 
strauss@astro.princeton.edu). They will circulate it to the application
screening committee for review. 

The LSST Science Book, mentioned below, is available at 
 http://www.lsst.org/scibook

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Suggested structure for membership proposals: 

A. Statement of name, title, institution, and main research
   achievements on AGNs. 
   (SUGGESTED LENGTH: ABOUT 0.5 PAGES)

B. Statement that the applicant is an approved LSST Consortium member,
   and will not be leaving the consortium in the immediate future.
   Explanation of any relevant details. 
   (ABOUT 1-5 SENTENCES)

C. Statement of current LSST experience, if any. 
   (ABOUT 0.5 PAGES OR LESS)

D. Statement of main LSST science interests relevant to AGNs, and
   explanation for why this science will still be compelling at the
   start of LSST operations. It will be helpful to relate these science
   interests to Chapter 10 of the LSST Science Book, to the extent
   sensibly possible (projects that entirely go beyond the ideas in 
   the Science Book are certainly most welcome also). This should also 
   highlight what skills and resources the applicant will bring to the 
   AGN Science Collaboration.
   (ABOUT 0.5-1 PAGES)

E. Statement of main planned LSST research activities over the next
   3-5 years, including a clear and well-defined statement of planned
   time/resource commitment over this period. Also, in this please
   comment if you will be able to "take shifts" representing the AGN 
   Science Collaboration in working meetings, conference poster 
   presentations, conference talk presentations, etc. Note that the 
   AGN Science Collaboration does not have any funding to support
   such activities, so these will likely need to be covered at your 
   own expense. 
   (ABOUT 0.5-1 PAGES)

F. Statement of any other expected LSST contributions; e.g., outreach,
   other science areas, management, software. 
   (ABOUT 0.5 PAGES OR LESS)

G. Any further relevant information the applicant would like to
   provide. 
   (LENGTH AS DESIRED)