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MARCH 28, 2019

Call for Applications to the JWST Master Class

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) announces the release of the Call for Applications for the first year of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Master Class.  The Master Class program will provide training to selected researchers who are interested in learning how to use the JWST proposal planning tools and in sharing that knowledge with other scientists in their local communities. Proposals are due June 3, 2019.

The program is designed to:

  • Train, enable, and support a cohort of JWST proposal planning experts who are geographically and institutionally dispersed (e.g., soft-money, universities, government labs, etc.), to ensure local access to a large percentage of the JWST user base between the Cycle 1 General Observer Call for Proposals at the end of 2019 and the proposal deadline in spring of 2020.
  • Develop a community of JWST Master Class graduates who are able to transfer knowledge via local training workshops to proposers who in turn will be able to propose effectively and enhance the science return from JWST.
  • Increase engagement of the broader user community with STScI tools and user support at the optimum time in the proposal preparation process. 

We encourage scientists representing various science categories, geographic regions, and institution sizes to apply. Proposals may be submitted by individuals or groups. Accepted proposals will be announced in July.

Please read the Call for Applications and online application form for detailed information.

At a European institution?  ESA will also host a similar train-the-trainer workshop in Europe in January 2020. Their separate Call for Applications will be announced soon.

For technical assistance, please contact the JWST Help Desk.

The NASA James Webb Space Telescope, developed in partnership with ESA and CSA, is operated by AURA’s Space Telescope Science Institute.

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