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Proposing for the VLA

Call for Proposals

Access to the call for proposals.

Guide to NRAO User Portal

Access to my.nrao.edu, PST, etc.

Guide to Proposing for the VLA

The VLA Proposal Guide

OSS Archive

Observational Status Summary for previous call for proposals observing semesters (including the current observing semester)

Current OSS

Observational Status Summary for the next observing semester (current call for proposals)

Exposure Calculator

Determines time required to reach certain rms or rms given time on source

Proposal Evaluation
and Time Allocation

Proposals are evaluated on the basis of scientific merit and technical feasibility and are granted time by using a panel-based proposal review system.

Proposal Finding Tool

Search cover sheets of approved NRAO telescope proposals.

Configurations & Deadlines

Detailed schedule of recent & future VLA configurations and NRAO proposal deadlines. When the array is in the "A" configuration, the telescopes extend over the 21 km length of each of the 3 array arms. The array size decreases in the "B" and "C" configurations until, in the "D" configuration, the telescopes are all within 0.6 kilometer of the center.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about proposing.