Local research fund

Since 2004, ALMA contributes to the development of astronomy in Chile through the ALMA-CONICYT Fund (today called ALMA-ANID Fund), allocated annually to hiring new astronomers, researchers and technicians, strengthening postgraduate study programs, theoretical or technological initiatives, as well as other national astronomy development initiatives, which would otherwise struggle to find alternative sources of funding. In 2020, ALMA contributed approximately USD 670,000 to this fund, allocating more than USD 10,400,000 to date.

Technicians working in cryogenics and vacuum room. © Max Alexander (ESO)

Technicians working in cryogenics and vacuum room. © Max Alexander (ESO)

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