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Phase II Proposal Instructions

The Phase II Proposal Instructions are available as PDF documents (you need the Acrobat reader). Two formats are provided: 8.5x11 for US readers and an A4 format for elsewhere.

STScI is no longer printing the Phase II Proposal Instructions (P2PI) and we do not maintain an inventory of copies. This saves on wasted paper, but, more importantly, the electronic document has extremely useful features that paper cannot reproduce. These include a fully-linked table of contents and index, navigation buttons on each page, and many cross-references.

We urge you to try the document on-screen first. You have several ways to access the PDF files for reading:

  1. Recommended: Click to download the US or A4 versions. Your browser will open a dialog box and ask for a file name. Place the file in a location convenient to you, and then you can open the file in your browser by typing a URL of the form: file:[your-directory-name]/p2pi.pdf
    If this does not work, click on the above links with your right mouse button and pull the menu down to "Save Link As...".
  2. You can get the PDF files by anonymous ftp with these steps:
    • cd to your local directory where you wish to place the file
    • ftp ftp.stsci.edu
    • login as "anonymous," use your e-mail address as password
    • cd outside-access/out.going/p2pi
    • binary
    • get p2pi.pdf (or p2pi_A4.pdf)
    • quit

    After transferring the files, you open them in your browser as "file:..".

  3. Click to open the file directly. When you do this, the files are downloaded to your computer, but to a temporary area where you cannot save them. However, as long as you leave the Acrobat reader open you should have no problem.

The Acrobat reader can be downloaded for free from www.adobe.com. Once you are in the document it is easy to print selected pages for ready reference (use Ctrl-p).

If you still want a paper copy after you try this, please realize we will do exactly what you would anyway: print it out on a laser printer, stick it in an envelope, and drop it in the mail. Send requests for paper copies to help@stsci.edu.