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Chandra Proposal Information

Submit a Proposal (RPS)
Call for Proposals (CfP)
Proposers' Observatory Guide (POG)
CXC HelpDesk
DDT and/or TOO Requests

What's New this Cycle?

Cycle 16 proposal deadline:
March 13, 2014, 6PM EDT


1/8/2014 Table 6.4 of the POG (ACIS aimpoint positions) has incorrect values. The correct values are given in the POG errata.

12/12/2013 The Cycle 16 Call for Proposals and Proposers' Observatory Guide have been Released. Refer to the What's New page for a list of the most significant changes in Cycle 16.

12/12/2013 Please be aware that a complete proposal will include the following components as separate files:

   1: Proposal Form (submitted through RPS; required)
   2: Science Justification (separate file upload in RPS; required)
   3: Previous Chandra Experience List (separate file upload in RPS; required if appropriate)
   4: Curriculum vitae (separate file upload in RPS; optional)

Proposal Related Documentation
Instrument and Observatory Information
Proposal Threads (to be updated for Cycle 16 unless otherwise indicated)
Archive and Theory Proposals
  • Proposals to fund archival research or theoretical work using public Chandra data should be submitted through RPS. Archival proposals must include a short justification of costs. Refer to the CfP for specific details.

Observing Proposal Preparation and Submission
Cost Proposals and Grant Information
Tools to Aid in Proposal Preparation
Targets Observed and Scheduled with Chandra
Count Rate Estimation and Simulators
Observation Visualization and Planning
Useful Proposal Preparation Tools
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