Previous Calls

Update 12 March 2020

Call for Expressions of Interests: DFG Major Instrumentation Initiative (Großgeräteinitiative) 2021

 Dear HALO-community,

the DFG has published a call for collaborative initiatives to fund new and innovative instrumentation for major research facilities, please see:

We suggest to prepare and submit a concept proposal for the “Advancement of the Scientific Instrumentation of HALO” within this program to enable funding of the development, testing, and implementation of new instrumentation on HALO.

If you have ideas for new and innovative instrumentation for HALO, please submit a short expression of interests consisting of one page:

  • Describing the instrument concept and illustrating the positive and tangible effects on the relevant fields of research. Please also explain why the instrument is distinct from currently available HALO-instruments, and what the particular relevance, originality, and topicality of research projects is that would necessarily require this advanced instrumentation.
  • Furthermore, you should provide a rough estimate of the expected costs (at this stage the involvement of design organizations is not required), also quantifying follow-up costs and discussing possible contributions of the applying university.

Please submit your expressions of interests (1 page!) until 30 April 2020 to anja [dot] schwarz [at] uni-leipzig [dot] de. In case of questions, please have a look at the pdf (Call_HALO_Grossinvest_v2) and do not hesitate to contact us.

Best regards,
Manfred Wendisch, Jörg Schmid, and Anja Schwarz

Update 26 July 2019

Call for Proposals: HALO Missions 2022-2025

The Scientific Steering Committee (WLA) of HALO calls for proposals for new HALO missions in the time period from 2022 to 2025.

The proposals should consist of a preliminary flight request form and a description of the proposed mission. The description should present the scientific rationale, objectives and a sketch of the work program on two pages.

Please submit the proposals to joerg [dot] schmidt [at] uni-leipzig [dot] de until 2 October 2019.

The mission proposals will be presented and discussed on our mission planning workshop on 17 October 2019, 1 pm to 6 pm. The workshop will be held at DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen, directly after the HALO Status Seminar (16–17 October). The applying Mission PIs, the members of the WLA and international experts will attend the workshop. Additionally, interested scientists are free to join the workshop.

27 June 2019

Call for Proposals: HALO DFG SPP 1294

Within the Priority Programme „Atmospheric and Earth System Research with the High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircraft (HALO)“ (SPP 1294), proposals are called for projects (up to three years duration) starting between July 2020 and June 2021 („HALO 2020“). Additionally, the current call also invites for the submission of proposals (also up to three years duration) starting during the next funding phase between July 2021 and June 2022 („HALO 2021“).

Proposals must be submitted to the DFG by 23 October 2019. Please consider all hints given in the text provided by DFG: