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Delay of the Cycle 8 Proposal Submission Deadline

Mar 19, 2020

Dear colleagues,

As everyone is aware, the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to impact the global community.  As such, the ALMA Director, along with the regional partners, have decided to delay the proposal deadline for the ALMA Cycle 8 Call for Proposals to NO EARLIER than 1500 UT on 19 May, 2020. 

The Regional ARCs have adjusted working conditions to support the Cycle 8 Call and, as of now, can provide support to their communities.  Please contact the ALMA Helpdesk (https://help.almascience.org) with any questions or concerns regarding the ALMA Cycle 8 Call or any other issues.

As we continue to monitor the conditions worldwide, we will assess the feasibility of this deadline and provide additional updates to the community as needed.  The next update to the community will be provided NO LATER than 21 April, 2020 on the status of the call and the support for the scientific community at the ARCs.

We realize these are challenging and uncertain times.  We want to continue to hear your concerns (please submit Helpdesk tickets) and will take the appropriate action to address them.  It’s important now to consider the health and well-being of yourself and those around you – that should be the primary focus as we navigate through these stressful times.

Please visit the ALMA Science Portal for the most up-to-date information on the observing and proposal status at ALMA (https://almascience.org).