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Cycle 3

The Call for Proposals deadline was July 18, 2014. Details will be available later on this page.

Call for Proposals document (version 2, June 20, 2014)

Formal update, June 20 2014:

There are no significant changes relative to the original version of the Cycle 3 CfP. The following updates apply to the CfP and supporting documentation:

1) The section relevant to GREAT has been edited to clarify that the M-channel is not offered in Cycle 3.
2) The sensitivity values used in the FLITECAM grism and GREAT exposure time estimators have been updated.
3) An updated Observer's Handbook (v3.2.2) is available, and should be used.

The SOFIA Cycle 3 Call for Proposals (CfP) has been released. This call solicits observing proposals for approximately 450 hours of science observing using SOFIA from the US and International astronomical community. It is being issued on behalf of NASA by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA).

The proposal process consists of two phases. Phase I requires the preparation and submission of a scientific justification, a feasibility analysis and a high level description of the proposed targets and observations. The peer review and proposal selection are based on the Phase I submission. Proposals that are awarded time will be required to submit detailed observation specifications during Phase II.

A formal update to the CfP on this website is scheduled for June 20, 2014. This will allow us to disseminate knowledge about the instrument sensitivities gained from the analysis of data from recently concluded commissioning flights. We do not forsee any major changes in the capabilities offered.

The deadline for submitting proposals is July 18, 2014. Proposal selections will be announced in October 2014, and the Cycle 3 observing period will be from March 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016.

The CfP document, links to the Observer's Handbook for Cycle 3, and other details about preparing and submitting a proposal may be found at the "Cycle 3: Phase I Information" link below.

Cycle 3: Phase I Information

Cycle 3: Phase II Information


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