SOFIA Cycle 8 Call for Proposals timeline

Cycle 8 webpage

Read the Call for Proposals (for regular proposals) here
Read the Call for Proposals for the SOFIA Legacy Program (SLP) and the SOFIA Archivial Research Program (SARP) here
Read the Observer's Handbook for Cycle 8 here

On May 31, 2019, the SOFIA program released two Calls for Proposals with three types of proposal opportunities: one Call for regular proposals, and a separate Call for both the SOFIA Legacy Program (SLP) and the new SOFIA Archival Research Program (SARP). Funding is available for Guest Observers with affiliations in the U.S.; the total available Guest Observer funding available for Cycle 8 is expected to be approximately $3M for regular proposals, $2M per year for SLP proposals, and $300k for SARP proposals. 

The Calls were issued on behalf of NASA by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA). There will be a formal update to the Call for Proposals on July 20, 2019 and the deadline for submitting proposals is September 6, 2019, 21:00 PDT (September 7, 2019, 4:00 UTC).

SOFIA Science on Tour will conclude with a proposal tool webinar on Friday, August 9, 2019. Participants will be led through guided examples and have the chance to ask questions live while learning how to use SOFIA’s tools to submit proposals. More information coming soon.

More information about the Cycle 8 Calls for Proposals on the main Cycle 8 webpage.