CFHT Call for Proposals


The 2023A call for proposals is now closed.

There will be 7 nights available from the CFHT/Gemini/GRACES exchange program for the 2023A Gemini Call for Proposals.

For more information, consult the Gemini call for proposals. The deadline is Oct 1st 2022.

Please have a look at the CFHT/Gemini/GRACES time exchange program page for specific information about the call.

As of August 29 2022, Kealahou K1 is the official Phase I tool for CFHT. Starting with the 2023A Call for Proposals, and continuing with future calls, prospective users applying for NRC, CNRS, ASIAA, or NAOC agency time will do so through Kealahou K1 during each agency’s respective Call for Proposals. Additionally, prospective users applying for 2022B Director’s Discretionary Time must do so through Kealahou K1 via the Discretionary agency.

Prospective users applying for University of Hawai’i or the OPTICON-Radionet Pilot Trans-National Access programme time should continue to use their respective agency’s proposal submission tools.

The K1 Instructions provide general information about the QSO Mode, links to all instruments, their ETC, details of the overheads, and other important points specific to each instrument. Although the UI for K1 is quite intuitive, the tutorial includes login information for returning and new users, character limits and page limits for various sections, instructions on how to invite collaborators, and other details for each of the sections available. Please note that Kealahou does not yet send email notifications once a proposal has been submitted; please download a copy of the PDF version of your proposal for your own records.

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