ALMA Cycle 8 Call for Proposals delayed!
On behalf of the ALMA Director, with support from all Executives and the ALMA Board, the recent decisions taken regarding the status of Cycle 7 and Cycle 8 are as follows:
- The start of ALMA Cycle 8 has been postponed until 2021 October. It is anticipated that the Cycle 8 Call for Proposals will open again in 2021 March.
- ALMA Cycle 7 will continue through 2021 September, with currently non-completed projects ranked A, B and C remaining in the observing queue.
There remain many questions outstanding regarding resuming observations and accepting future proposals during these uncertain times. ALMA is working on these questions and will provide a next update to the community in the coming weeks.
The Regional ARCs continue to provide support to their communities. Please contact the ALMA Helpdesk at https://help.almascience.org if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
ALMA Cycle 8 Call for Proposals is open
The ALMA Cycle 8 Call for Proposals (CfP) for scientific observations to be scheduled from October 2020 to September 2021 is open. ALMA Cycle 8 proposal submission has opened at 15:00 UT on Tuesday, 17 March 2020.
The tentative key dates for Cycle 8 are given in the following Table.
|17 March 2020 (15:00 UT)||Release of Cycle 8 Call for Proposals, Observing Tool, and supporting documents and opening of the Archive for proposal submission|
|NO EARLIER than 1500 UT on 19 May, 2020||Proposal submission deadline for Cycle 8 proposals|
|End of July 2020||Announcement of the outcome of the proposal review process process|
|9 September 2020||Deadline for submission of Phase 2 material for Cycle 8 accepted proposals|
|October 2020||Start of ALMA Cycle 8 science observations|
|September 2021||End of ALMA Cycle 8|
The ALMA Proposer’s Guide contains all pertinent information regarding the ALMA Call for Proposals. A comprehensive description of the ALMA observatory and its components can be found in the ALMA Technical Handbook.
For information not provided at the Science Portal, proposers may submit a Helpdesk ticket. Registration at the ALMA Science Portal is required to submit a Helpdesk ticket.