Instructions for proposal submission

1. If you do not have an account, please register at and get your account activated by e-mail.

2. Log in and find the appropriate class for your proposal on the left and click it. All proposals are grouped into “Annual Proposal” and “Ad hoc Proposal”. The “Annual Proposal” includes “Regular Proposal”, "Joint Proposal” and “ToO”. The explanations for the items of the Regular Proposal are listed below.

  • (1) Proposal Title (Required): the title of your proposal;
  • (2) Abstract (Required): the abstract of the proposal should be within 300 words. The proposal application document must be uploaded after you finish this page;
  • (3) Subject Category (Required): choose the appropriate subject category for your proposal in the pop-up list;
  • (4) Funding: the funding number for your proposal;
  • (5) Investigator Information: Co-investigator(s) could be added here;
  • (6) Target(s) (Required): By clicking “Add”, you could add one or more targets for the proposal. The observation mode of Pointing or Small Area Scan should be specified. ‘Clone’ or ‘deleted’ can be used to copy/delete the target.


  • a) Target Name (Required): the common name (e.g. Crab) or standard nomenclature (J0534+2200) can be used;
  • b) Target Description: a brief description of the target;
  • c) Target Position (Required):the position in J2000 Coordinate. RA: hh:mm:ss.sss,DEC: (±)dd:mm:ss.sss. The digit before the dot cannot be omitted;
  • d) Energy band (Required):the required energy band for the observation;
  • e) Flux:the estimated flux in HE/ME/LE;
  • f) Total Exposure Time (Required):the suggested total exposure time in ks;
  • g) Number of Observations (Required):the suggested number of observations;
  • h) Off-axis:If the off-axis observation is need, check the box and provide the pointing position (RA/DEC).;
  • i) Observation Constraints:choose if the fixed timeline is needed;
  • j) Monitoring Observations:choose for monitoring a target. The minimal/maximal interval should be given as well;
  • k) Phase Dependent Observations:choose for the phase dependent observation. The phase 0 Epoch (in MJD format), period (in days), and the needed minimal/maximal phase should be given.

Small Area Scan:
Almost the same as the “pointing". The extra items include:

  • a) Center R.A./Center DEC. (Required): the scan center in RA/DEC;
  • b) Radius (Required):the scan radius in 7°-10°;
  • c) Scan angular velocity (Required):choose the scan angular velocity from one of the three: 0.01°/s, 0.03°/s or 0.06 °/s;
  • d) Step (Required): the scan step between the two adjacent routes, optional in 0.1°,0.2° , 0.3°… 1.0°;
  • e) Scan number (Required): the needed number of scan.

3. After you finish the above, please click “save”. Then the Proposal Submission System will do basic checks on your proposal. If your proposal passes all checks, it will be saved in the Proposal List (shown on the left of the Proposal page). Notice that your proposal submission has not finished until the proposal application document is uploaded (The template can be download here). Doc, docx, pdf, rar, tar formats are accepted for the application document. You can modify or delete the application document before the deadline.