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Call for Proposals

Studies of Proposed Development Upgrades of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) invites interested parties in the North American ALMA partnership to submit a proposals for "Studies of Proposed Development Upgrades of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)."

Details regarding the Call for Proposals can be found in the following documents:

Call for Proposals Documents
Call for Proposals PDF
Conditions Governing the Call for Proposals PDF
Proposal Form (required as part of Proposal package) PDF
More Supporting Documents at bottom of this page

Submitting the Proposal

Submit assembled Proposal PDF at:  https://science.nrao.edu/php/alma/almadevreg.php

Questions about this Call for Proposals

Questions related to this Call for Proposals should be submitted via an ALMA Helpdesk ticket [category: General Query (NA)]. Queries will be directed to and answered by appropriate persons not associated with this Call.

A "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)" page is available, and will be updated as questions are received.

Important Dates

Proposals sent by 5:00pm ET, 13 February 2012 (revised to close submission on a business day), will receive full consideration.  Multiple proposals may be submitted by individual organizations and institutions.  Each proposal, however, must comply fully with all of the applicable requirements, including content and submission by the deadline.

Release of Call for Study Proposals November 21, 2011
Informational Meeting & Telecon November 29, 2011
Deadline for Notice of Intent December 6, 2011
Deadline for Proposer's Questions January 16, 2012
Closing Date (revised)
February 13, 2012
Notification Date April 15, 2012
Validity Date of Proposals November 15, 2012
Study Completion Date December 31, 2012

Supporting Documents & Links

Supporting Documents
Report from the ALMA Development Working Group (2008)
ALMA Development Plan: Comparison Matrix (ASAC, 2010) PDF
Principles for the ALMA Development Program PDF
ALMA Product Assurance Requirements; ALMA- PDF
ALMA System Electromagnetic Compatibility Requirements; ALMA- PDF
ALMA Design Reviews - Definitions, Guidelines and Procedures; ALMA- PDF
ALMA Product Tree; ALMA- PDF
ALMA in the Coming Decade, March 21-22, 2011 - Workshop in Charlottesville, Virginia Link
ALMA Software Development Workshop, October, 2011 - Charlottesville, Virginia Link