Call for Proposals - September 2019


We invite proposals for the use of the Arecibo 305-m telescope for the Thursday, September 5, 2019 (17:00 AST, 21:00 UTC), deadline. These requests should be for telescope usage within the six-month (or in some cases one-year) period beginning January 1, 2020.

Proposals should be prepared under the procedures detailed in our guidelines. Please note that these were substantially revised in July 2016, a summary of the major changes and the rationale behind them can be found here, while Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the new policies and procedures can be found here. The FAQ will be updated as questions come in, so please check back.

We regret that, due to Congressional restrictions on the use of NASA funds, we are unable to host on-site observers working for institutions in China. Observers from China are welcome to apply for time as remote or in-absentia observers, but should meet the criteria for these observing modes.

After submitting their cover sheet, PIs of proposals with continuing status should upload their report to ASAC via the proposal system as if it were the body of the proposal.

Please email any questions about this call for proposals to Christiano Brum (

Step 1.

To begin the proposal submission process, please Submit your cover sheet.

Step 2.

If you already have submitted your cover sheet, please Upload your proposal body (containing the scientific and technical justification) as established in the Proposal Policies and Guidelines. .

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