The first cycle of JWST will pose challenges for the HST user committee. As described in the STScI Newsletter article, “Scheduling Hubble in the Era of Webb,”
changes to the regular schedule of the Call for Proposals, and the opportunities offered in the solicitation, are now necessary for Cycle 26. These changes should maximize scientific opportunities while also minimizing the potential burden on the community. These changes are only in place for Cycle 26: current plans are to return to the nominal schedule and opportunities for Cycle 27 in 2019.
The Cycle 26 Call for Proposals issued around mid-April 2018, with proposals due in mid-July 2018. Cycle 26 will be a Δ
Cycle: soliciting proposals for Medium, Large, and Treasury GO programs, as well as AR Legacy, Joint HST-Chandra, and Joint HST-XMM proposals. A Δ
TAC will review in mid-September 2018.
Investigators should note
will not provide an opportunity to submit Small GO programs (<35 orbits). Furthermore, there are no plans to offer Regular AR, Theory, or Snapshot programs in the Δ
Cycle. Investigators should plan accordingly.