2021 Call for Proposals: Closed

The allocation of observing time from the 2021-A Call for Proposals will be incorporated into the deep science commissioning phase for the new MWAX correlator. This period may extend for two to three months in mid-2021, and we expect to be augmenting these observations with additional commissioning observations that ensure all Science Working Groups have access to adequate high quality data to assess the MWAX performance. 

Following the completion of MWAX science commissioning, the array will remain in the compact configuration for the remainder of 2021. The next Call for Proposals will be announced at the end of 2021, for observations from early 2022, with the extended configuration. 

SCHEDULING

Observing Time

The observing awards are listed below for every semester since MWA operations began in 2013.

Semester 2021, Compact, MWAX Deep Commissioning

PITitleScience ThemeTriggered?Visibility Time (Hours)VCS Time (Hours)
AndersonRapid-response MWA observations of UTMOST-2D Fast Radio Bursts (details) TransientsYes00.33
BhatScience commissioning of the high-time resolution mode of MWAX and advancing the SMART pulsar survey (details) Time-domain science: pulsarsNo022.33
BhatCommissioning the voltage dump mode of MWAX for triggering on ASKAP FRB detections (details) Time-domain science: transientsYes07.5
Chauhan*Monitoring of X-ray binary transient outbursts with the MWA (details) TransientsYes10.50
Hurley-WalkerFollow-up of a periodic radio transient (details) GEGNo1.20
OberoiMWA Observations of the Sun (details) SHINo300
Tian*Rapid-response MWA observations of Swift gamma-ray bursts (details) TransientsYes 02
TrottEpoch of Reionisation – Centaurus A and Galactic Plane (details) EoRNo300

*Student PI; †Open Access proposal

Previous Announcements

Documents detailing announcements of opportunities, calls for proposals, data releases and other community statements.

  • (2020-12-17) CFP-2021-A: Up to 500 hours of shared-risk observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories, during the period 3rd May 2021 - 30 June 2021. This observing period is designated as 2021-A and is subject to the availability of the array as per the MWA Time Allocation Policy and the installation progress for the new MWAX correlator. Observations are only open to experienced observers with the MWA and will be the first to access the new MWAX correlator. As such teams wishing to access MWAX just post technical commissioning will need to be willing and able to assist with the scientific testing and commissioning of the new MWAX correlator. Note that the array will be in the compact configuration for this semester.
  • (2020-08-18) CFP-2020-B: Call for Proposals for the allocation of up to 1500 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories, during the period 10 October 2020 - 29 January 2021. This observing period is designated as 2020-B. Note that the array will continue to be in the Phase II extended configuration for this semester. Before completing a proposal, please see the guide on how to complete the technical parts of the proposal form provided on the MWA wiki.The deadline for submission of proposals is 14 September 2020. Proposals should be submitted by emailing a PDF document addressing the call to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • (2019-12-12) CFP-2020-A: Call for Proposals for the allocation of up to 1500 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories, during the period 6 April - 2 October 2020. This observing period is designated as 2020A. Note that the array will be in the Phase II extended configuration for this semester. The deadline for submission of proposals in 3 Feb 2020. Proposals should be submitted by emailing a PDF document addressing the call to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • (2019-04-05) CFP-2019-B: Call for Proposals for the allocation of up to 1500 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories, during the period 1 Sep, 2019 - 1 Feb, 2020. This observing period is designated as 2019-B. Note that the array will be in the Phase II compact configuration for this semester. Proposals should be submitted by emailing a PDF document addressing the call to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • (2018-09-05) CFP-2019-A: Call for Proposals for the allocation of up to 1500 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories, during the period 4 Feb, 2019 - 1 July, 2019. This observing period is designated as 2019-A. Note that the array will be in the Phase II extended configuration for this semester. Proposals should be submitted by emailing a PDF document addressing the call to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • (2018-05-14) CFP-2018-B: Call for Proposals for the allocation of up to 1400 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories, during the period 1 Jul, 2018 - 31 Dec, 2018. This observing period is designated as 2018-B. Note that the array will be in the Phase II extended configuration for July, unavailable in August and then in the compact configuration from September. Proposals should be submitted through the 2018B proposal form: if there are problems please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • (2017-08-31) CFP-2018-A: Call for Proposals for the allocation of up to 1600 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories, during the period 1 Jan, 2018 - 30 June, 2018. This observing period is designated as 2018-A. Note that the array will be in the Phase II extended configuration for the entire semester. Proposals should be submitted through the 2018A proposal form: if there are problems please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • (2017-04-04) CFP-2017-B: Call for Proposals for the allocation of 1600 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories during the 2017-B semester. This will be split between the two Phase II configurations. Antenna locations for the compact configuration are available at: Phase2_EOR_Proposed_Coords.csv. Antenna locations for the extended configuration are available at: Phase2_LB_Proposed_Coords_Rev2.csv. Proposals should be submitted through the 2017B proposal form: if there are problems please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • (2016-10-21) CFP-2017-A: Call for Proposals for the allocation of 1600 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories during the 2017-A semester. This will be split between the two Phase II configurations. Antenna locations for the compact configuration are available at: Phase2_EOR_Proposed_Coords.csv. Antenna locations for the extended configuration are available at: Phase2_LB_Proposed_Coords_Rev2.csv
  • (2016-05-30) CFP-2016-B: Call for Proposals for the allocation of 800 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories during the 2016-B semester. Antenna locations available at: Phase2_EOR_Proposed_Coords.csv
  • (2015-09-10) CFP-2016-A: Call for Proposals for the allocation of 1600 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories during the 2016-A semester
  • (2015-06-11) MWA Public Data Release Statement: Describes public data release, including data discovery and usage conditions
  • (2014-09-11) CFP-2015-A: Call for Proposals for the allocation of 1600 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories during the 2015-A semester
  • (2014-09-11) AO-02-Addendum: Addendum to the Second Announcement of Opportunity
  • (2014-03-17) CFP-2014-B: Call for Proposals for the allocation of 1600 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories during the 2014-B semester
  • (2014-03-17) AO-02: Second Announcement of Opportunity
  • (2013-07-26) CFP-2014-A: Call for Proposals for the allocation of 800 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories during the 2014-A semester
  • (2013-03-04) CFP-2013-B: Call for Proposals for the allocation of 600 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time category during the 2013-B semester
  • (2012-12-19) AO-01: First Announcement of Opportunity and call for Expressions of Interest as steps toward first Call for Proposals