The submission of proposals for the ALMA Early Science Cycle 3 closed on 23 April 2015. The entire process went smoothly and without any problems. The number of proposals reached the record number of 1582 for a total of 9037 hours of 12-m array time; a total of ~2100 hours is available for observations. This compares to a total of 1382 proposals in Cycle 2. The fraction of proposals from European PIs was 42%. More details of the submission statistics are available.
ALMA Early Science Cycle 3 Submission
The international proposal peer review process will take place in June 2015. Several review panels made up of a total of 96 experts will now analyse the proposals to select the most scientifically compelling from across all disciplines. The results of these evaluations will be announced in August 2015.