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ALMA Proposal Review

Cycle 8 2021 Main Call

In Cycle 8 2021, ALMA will use two systems to review the proposals submitted in the Main Call. All proposals requesting less than 25 h on the 12-m Array and all ACA stand-alone proposals requesting less than 150 h on the 7-m Array will be reviewed by Distributed peer review. All Large Programs and all proposals requesting between 25 to 50 h on the 12-m Array will be reviewed by Panels. Additionally, both systems will follow a dual-anonymous procedure, in which the proposers do not know the identity of the reviewers and the reviewers do not the identity of the proposers.


Anticipated Timeline (all dates subject to change) 

17 March 2021

Release of the ALMA Cycle 8 2021 Call for Proposals and Observing Tool, and opening of the archive for proposal submission.

21 April 2021

Proposal submission deadline.

21 April - 05 May 2021

JAO assigns proposals for distributed peer review and review panels.

06 May 2021

Proposals are released to all reviewers, and Stage 1 of both review processes begins.

03 June 2021

Distributed peer review Stage 1 deadline.

08 June 2021

Distributed peer review Stage 2 begins.

10 June 2021

Panel review Stage 1 deadline.

15 June 2021

Distributed peer review Stage 2 deadline.

21-25 June 2021

Panel review virtual meeting.

29 June - 01 July 2021

ALMA Proposal Review Committee (APRC) meeting.

August 2021

Results of the proposal reviews sent to the proposers.