Proposal Calls

Cycle 7

The Formal update of the SOFIA Cycle 7 Call for Proposal has been released.

The Cycle 7 Call for Proposals and separate call for SOFIA Legacy Proposals were released on June 1, 2018. The normal call solicits observing proposals using SOFIA from the US and International astronomical communities for approximately 400 hours of observing time in Cycle 7, and the Legacy Program will provide an additional 100 hours of observing time spanning two cycles (with approximately 50 hours of observing time in each cycle). 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 16, 2018. The deadline for submitting Phase I proposals was September 7, 2018, 21:00 PDT.

Cycle 6

The SOFIA Cycle 6 Call for Proposals was released on May 1, 2017. The call solicits observing proposals using SOFIA from the US and International astronomical communities for approximately 500 hours of observing time. It was issued on behalf of NASA by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA). There will be a formal update to the Call for Proposals on June 5, 2017. The deadline for submitting Phase I proposals was June 30, 2017, 21:00 PDT.


Director's Discretionary Time

As part of the SOFIA Science Utilization Policies, a fraction of the observing time can be awarded by the Director to handle observations that cannot be accomodated by the annual Call for Proposals. The policies and procedures are available at the above link.

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