Release Notice: January 13, 2016
NASA and The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) are pleased to announce the Cycle 24 Call for Proposals for Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Observations and funding for Archival Research and Theoretical Research programs. Participation in this program is open to all categories of organizations, both domestic and foreign, including educational institutions, profit and nonprofit organizations, NASA Centers, and other Government agencies.
Cycle 24 will extend from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. We will accept proposals for the following instruments: ACS, COS, FGS, STIS, and WFC3.
This solicitation for proposals will be open through April 08, 2016 8:00pm EDT. The Astronomer's Proposal Tools (APT), which is required for Phase I Proposal Submission will be made available/released for Cycle 24 Phase I use during the 2nd week of February 2016. Results of the selection will be announced by the end of June 2016.
Questions can be addressed to the STScI Help Desk (email: email@example.com; phone: 410-338-1082).
- Phase I Proposals: Friday April 8, 2016 8:00 pm EDT
- Phase II Proposals & Budgets: Thursday July 21, 2016
Late Breaking News
- April 06, 2016
Discrepancy with JWST Preparatory Proposals and Default Diagnostic APT Message
- March 15, 2016
Discrepancy on Page 63 of Cycle 24 Call For Proposals has been updated
- March 03, 2016
LINEAR: A Grism Simulation Code for WFC3/IR
- February 26, 2016
A new technique for wide-field near-IR imaging with WFC3
- February 09, 2016
APT 24.0 Has been Released
What's New for Cycle 24
Proposal Opportunity Updates
- JWST Preparatory proposals
- Very Large Treasury proposals
- Mid-Cycle proposals
- E/PO Proposals
- Spectroscopic Legacy Archive
Proposal Format Updates
Changes in the Proposal Review Process
New Supported Instrument Capabilities
Important Features Carried Over From Cycle 23
- The Ultraviolet (UV) Initiative
- COS Lifetime Position
- Hubble Source Catalog
- Budget Categories for Regular Archival proposals
- Joint HST-NRAO Proposals
- MAST Data Discovery Portal
- Availability of High-Level Science Products
- Full Set of HST Documentation
The Primer provides an introductory overview of the Hubble Space Telescope and explains how to calculate the appropriate number of orbits for an observing proposal. Get the Primer as: PDF [US Letter Size], PDF [A4 Size], or as HTML.
Science Justification Templates for Cycle 24 HST Phase I
HST Phase I Roadmap
Up to 10% of the available HST observing time may be reserved for Director's Discretionary (DD) allocation.
Up to 200 orbits per cycle will be available for Mid-Cycle GO programs. Mid-Cycle programs were initiated in Cycle 23 to provide the community with an opportunity to propose for in-cycle observations of recently-discovered, non-variable objects. As such, they complement Director’s Discretionary programs, which target unexpected transient phenomena and time-critical observations..
Special Programs from Past Cycles
Status of Current and Past Programs:
- Treasury, Archival Legacy and Large
- JWST Preparatory
- UV Initiative
- Joint Observatory
- Joint XMM-HST Proposals