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Spitzer Space Telescope Cycle-14 Call for Proposals

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 10:54

Spitzer Space Telescope

On behalf of NASA and the Spitzer Space Telescope Project, the Spitzer Science Center (SSC) at Caltech is pleased to announce the release of the Cycle-14 Call for Proposals (CP). This is the final Spitzer call for proposals. Proposal deadline: 16 March 2018, 2:00 pm PST

The Beyond phase of the Spitzer mission is funded by NASA through March 2019. While Cycle-13 was planned as the last comprehensive proposal call for Spitzer time, sufficient hours are available to warrant a full Cycle-14 call for proposals. Since the start of the Beyond mission we have had two structured Director’s Discretionary Time (DDT) proposal reviews. Cycle-14 takes the place of what was planned as the final structured DDT review. Time-critical DDT proposals with high science impact may be submitted through February 2019. 

SSC staff will be at the IPAC booth at the January AAS meeting and can answer any questions you have about proposing for Cycle-14 or DDT.

All programmatic and technical information for Cycle-14 is available electronically from the Proposal Kit section of the Spitzer Science Center website. 

Updated guidelines for the submission of DDT proposals are also available in the Proposal Kit.

Investigators worldwide from all types of institutions are eligible to submit proposals subject to the guidelines provided in the CP.

All proposals must be submitted electronically using Spot, the SSC proposal planning and submission software. The S19 version of Spot is available from the SSC website and via the auto-update feature in Spot. Proposers must use this version of the software to submit their proposals. The required Cycle-14 proposal templates are available at the Proposal Kit website. The proposal submission system will open 1 February 2018. 

Any questions should be addressed to the Spitzer Helpdesk at

Lisa J. Storrie-Lombardi
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