This month, we received 17 proposals and accepted 7 for GN and 5 for GS.
Proposals for the next cycle are due Nov 30. Successful proposals will be active for the period Jan – Mar. The 22A instrument schedule is not yet available and may not be before the deadline. At GN, we expect GMOS-N and GNIRS to be available for much of the cycle. GRACES and NIFS are also available in January at least. For GS, F2 will not be available for 3 weeks starting January 3 but we otherwise expect GMOS-S and F2 to be available. Zorro will also be available in January. Please check the detailed schedules here: http://www.gemini.edu/observing/schedules-and-queue
Subaru affiliates may only apply during odd month cycles, which includes this current (November) call for proposals.
Make sure to use the correct FT (DARP) template, and ensure your proposal is fully anonymized. Starting next year we will be rejecting proposals that do not follow the DARP rules.
Also, please remember that reviewers are expected to review ~8 proposals, and given the fairly small pool of proposals submitted to FT each cycle, many of these are likely to be outside of your field of expertise. Please do not reject proposal assignments based on your expertise in the field. On that same note, proposers should remember to make their proposals accessible to non-specialists in your field.