Status of FY04 Proposal Review
The NOAO System Project Office received 14 proposals in this second year of the AODP program. The cumulative funding requests totaled $17.1M. Projects ranged from 1 to 5 year duration, with individual proposal budgets of $150K to $2.9M. Proposal topics included demonstration projects for MCAO and GLAO, deformable mirrors, laser technology and algorithm studies.
An external peer review panel, which met for two days in early December, conducted a thorough review and ranking of all AODP proposals. Owing to ongoing NSF budget considerations, however, it is not yet possible to make the final determination of successful programs.
We expect that we will be able to communicate decisions within two to three months. In the event of unexpected further delay, we will update this status report.
The titles of approved proposals will be posted to the AODP Web site following satisfactory conclusion of agreements with the awardees.