The ESOFORM Package

As of 1 April, 2019 ESOFORM should not be used anymore. Please refer to Web P1 .

Use this page and the ESOFORM package only for extremely urgent DDT proposals for which you cannot use the Web P1. Non-urgent DDT proposals submitted with ESOFORM will be ignored.

The ESOFORM package consists of:

  • a set of LaTeX class and style files that define all macros needed to complete Phase 1 proposals for Normal Programmes and Large Programmes;
  • proposal templates for Normal Programmes and Large Programmes;
  • the ESOFORM Users Manual.

Please note that you require an ESO User Portal account in order to download and subsequently submit DDT proposals during Period 103 (labelled as 103Z).

You can download the ESOFORM package here and submit proposals using this link.

Please note that each user is allowed to have only one User Portal account; multiple accounts should not be created or used by the same user. Failure to comply with this restriction may lead to rejection by ESO of the proposals of the offending PI.

In the proposal form you must identify institution codes instead of institution names for Co-Is. These codes can be selected from the pull down menus in the Institute Code Lists.

IMPORTANT: any updates about the use of the ESOFORM package for the current Period are available in the Late Breaking News Web page. All users should check this page before submitting their Phase I proposals.

If you have any questions about this page, please contact