Call for Key Project Proposals, Semester 2013aDeadline: 5 December 2012
Information on Key Projects
CARMA seeks Key Projects that are of sufficient scope and potential scientific impact to justify a significant investment of CARMA resources. Key Projects that complement ALMA or lead to follow-up programs with ALMA are encouraged. A Key Project can request any combination of standard antenna configurations for up to 1000 hours of observing time spread over 1 to 5 semesters. However, Key Projects that seek primarily wideband/continuum observations should consider delaying a proposal submission until after CARMA's new 8 GHz correlator is commissioned (Fall 2013). In addition to the science and technical justifications, the proposal must outline a plan for the management, production, and distribution of science-quality data products. CARMA anticipates running 1-3 Key Projects concurrently.
Overview and Team Responsibilities
Key Projects are intended to be ambitious and high-impact programs that would be difficult to schedule through the general proposal call. The proposal can request any combination of standard antenna configurations or receiver bands between about 250 and 1000 hours, although there is no strict limitation on the number of hours that can be requested. The time can be requested to be carried out in one semester, or can be spread out over as many as 5 semesters subject to availability of observing time. The observing time over all semesters will be allocated at once pending satisfactory progress over the course of the project.Proposal Submission
Key Projects can be submitted through the CARMA Proposal System by clicking the "Key Project" field. The restrictions on font size and margin size as well a latex template for the proposal text can be found at the same website. The proposal must contain the following:Progress Reports
Once a Key Project is approved, a status report must be submitted the CARMA Director every semester. The status reports must include a summary of the work completed to date, a comparison of the progress against the benchmarks described in the original proposal, and the work anticipated to be completed over the next semester.