The IRAM program committee convened in Grenoble on April 1 and 2 to discuss the proposals submitted for the summer 2004 scheduling period. The committee was chaired by Mario Tafalla (Observatorio de Madrid).
A total of 45 proposals were received for the interferometer. The projects were classified by the Program Committee as "A" (accepted), "B"(backup), and "C"(rejected), as listed in Table 1. Projects rated "A" will be scheduled in priority. Further time, if available, will go to the "B" programs, taking into account scientific merit, crowding in certain right ascension ranges, and general aspects of balance. The Principal Investigators of the proposals will be informed by letter which will include comments issued by the committee if there are any.
For projects rated "A" and "B" without an IRAM co-investigator,
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105 proposals were received for the 30m telescope, requesting 3846 hours of telescope time. The Program Committee granted 30m time, mainly for measurement of zero-spacings, to additional 7 proposals submitted for the Interferometer. The highest rating ``A'' was given to 30 proposals; 58 proposals were rated ``B'', i.e. were given backup status. The remaining proposals, although scientifically valuable in most cases, were rated ``C''. The individual ratings are listed in the attached Table 2. All A-rated proposals will be scheduled on the telescope, although some with less time than requested. We expect that about half of the B-rated programs will actually be scheduled. The selection will take into account scientific merit, crowding in certain right ascension ranges, and general aspects of balance. Proposals rated ``C'' will not get telescope time.
The principal investigators of each proposal will also be informed by letter which will include comments issued by the committee if there are any.