Gemini is planning the 2023A semester call for proposal as usual. However drastic changes can happen and impact the available observing time and instruments, due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

K-GMT SP Call for Proposals / 2023A

K-GMT Science Group (KGSG) invites proposals for observations with Gemini for the K-GMT Science Program. The number of nights available are as follows:

Table 1 - Available telescope time for 2023A semester


Available # of nights

Gemini 162 hrs = 90 hrs (North) + 72 hrs (South) # Time available for this Call (excluding time for Fast Turnaround program*)

Note: Fast Turnaround (FT)  Programs provides monthly opportunities to submit proposals. The submitted proposals are reviewed by the peer PIs who submit FT proposals. Successful programs scheduled for observation starting one month after each proposal deadline. We strongly recommend Korean Gemini Users to apply for the FT program if observing programs have an adequate length of observing time for the FT. The time available for FT program in 2023A is 6 hrs for Gemini-N and 6 hrs for Gemini-S. During the semester, the remaining time from one site can be transferred to the other site if needed. 

  • Observing period
    • Gemini : 2023A (Feb. to Jul.)
  • There is no limit on the fields of science that prospect proposals shall aim to address. However, preference will be given to proposals with sciences that can be applicable to GMT in the near future.
  • The prospect proposers are advised to understand and follow the K-GMT Science Program guidelines. In particular, please be aware of the data handling & authorship policy.

Table 2 - Schedule and Deadlines for the 2023A.

Event Date
CfP Release 31 Aug. 2022
Proposal Submission Deadline 23:59 KST, 3 Oct. 2022
Peer Review Oct. - Nov. 2022
Selected Proposals Announced/Phase 2 available 15 Dec. 2022
Phase 2 deadline 18 Jan. 2023

Please refer to CfP page for individual telescopes for more details.