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ALMA Proposal Review

Cycle 8 2021 Main Call

In Cycle 8 2021, ALMA will use two systems to review the proposals submitted in the Main Call. All proposals requesting less than 25 h on the 12-m Array and all ACA stand-alone proposals requesting less than 150 h on the 7-m Array will be reviewed by Distributed peer review. All Large Programs and all proposals requesting between 25 to 50 h on the 12-m Array will be reviewed by Panels. Additionally, both systems will follow a dual-anonymous procedure, in which the proposers do not know who are the reviewers and the reviews do not who are the proposers.

 

Anticipated Timeline (all dates subject to change) 

17 March 2021

Release of the ALMA Cycle 8 2021 Call for Proposals and Observing Tool, and opening of the archive for proposal submission.

21 April 2021

Proposal submission deadline

21 April - 05 May 2021

JAO assigns proposals for distributed peer review and review panels.

06 May 2021

Proposals are released to the Reviewers, and Stage 1 of the review processes begin.

03 June 2021

Distributed peer review Stage 1 deadline

08 June 2021

Distributed peer review Stage 2 begins

10 June 2021

Panel review Stage 1 deadline

15 June 2021

Distributed peer review Stage 2 deadline

21-25 June 2021

Panel review virtual meeting

29 June - 01 July 2021

ALMA Proposal Review Committee (APRC) meeting

August 2021

Results of the proposal review sent to the proposers