ALMA Development: A Science Sustainability Program
The ALMA Development Program is managed by the ALMA partnership in coordination with the JAO, and aims at defining and providing community-supported upgrades to the instrument, which will ensure its scientific sustainability in the next decades. The implementation of these upgrades proceeds on a competitive basis.
As part of this global effort, the ALMA North American partnership funds community-led initiatives through the ALMA Development Program, with a goal of investigating and implementing possible upgrades to the ALMA array, including hardware, software and techniques developments. Yearly funding opportunities are available to the NA ALMA Operations Partnership, which is defined as the community of astronomers and scientists in related fields from North American ALMA partner countries. Three different types of proposals can be funded: studies, strategic studies and projects.
The Cycle 5 call for studies opened on March 1st, 2017, with a proposal submission deadline of May 1st, 2017. More details here
- Release of Solar Science Verification data
- ALMA Starts Observing the Sun
- Announcement of 3mm VLBI in Cycle 5
- Band 5 in Cycle 5
- Science Sustainability Events
ALMA Long Baselines Workshop, Oct 3-5, 2017
Informational webinar on the Cycle 5 NA-Call for Studies, March 15th, 2017
ALMA Band 1 workshop, January 16-20, 2017
NA ALMA developers workshop, August 24th-25, 2016
EU ALMA developers workshop, May 25th-27, 2016
- Previous Calls
For any question on the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org