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Guidelines for Mentors

Reviewers who do not have a PhD are required to have a mentor who will assist with the proposal review. The mentors are specified in the ALMA Observing Tool when preparing the proposal. In general, the role of the mentor is to provide whatever guidance is necessary for the Reviewer during the review process. They are expected to interact with the process purely via the Reviewer; for instance, mentors do not have access to the Reviewer Tool.  

Specific roles of a mentor include:

  1. Work with the Reviewer to declare any conflicts of interest on the assigned proposals. The conflicts of interest criteria apply to both the Reviewer and the mentor. 

  2. Provide advice to the Reviewer as needed on the scientific assessment of the proposals.

  3. Provide guidance to the Reviewer on providing constructive feedback to the PIs.