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Proposal Template

A proposal template is a LaTeX file that can be used to prepare the scientific justification of an ALMA proposal. It is not mandatory to use LaTeX: other formats, such as Word, Pages, etc can also be used as long as they can be turned into a pdf file and use at least 12pt characters. The pdf format is required to attach the justification to the proposal prepared in the Observing Tool (OT).

Regardless of format, the justification has to adhere to the maximum total number of pages, which is 4 for Regular, DDT, ToO, Phased Array, and mm-VLBI proposals, and 7 for Large Program proposals, where six pages should be allocated to the science case (as in previous cycles), and at least one page should be allocated to an anonymized management plan, which was a separate document in previous cycles. Both page limits include figures, tables and references. For more information, please see the ALMA Proposers Guide. For Large Programs, a one-page non-anonymized Team Expertise document needs to be uploaded separately in the OT.

For clarity, we provide two templates, corresponding to each of the page limits:

Download zip file containing the 4-page Template for Regular, DDT, ToO, Phased Array, or mm-VLBI proposals

Download zip file containing the 7-page Template for Large Program proposals only  (just 6 pages for the science case, see above)