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JWST Master Class Call for Applications Now Open

Posted on May 15, 2019 - 2:17 PM CDT

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Are you a scientist planning to submit a JWST proposal in Cycle 1? Are you interested in serving your community as a local JWST expert during proposal-planning season (Jan-Apr 2020)? Then please consider applying to the JWST Master Class.

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) will host approximately 25 participants for a 4.5-day, in-depth Master Class in Baltimore, MD on November 18-22, 2019. The Master Class will include topics related to James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) proposal planning, including user tools, instrument modes, example science cases, documentation, and help resources, as well as guidance with teaching these topics to others. Graduates of the Master Class are expected to give back to the JWST user community in two ways: by hosting proposal-preparation training activities at their home institution(s) and by serving as a local expert for colleagues in the months before the JWST Cycle 1 General Observer (GO1) proposal deadline in Spring 2020.

This call is open to all potential JWST observers, regardless of career stage or research interests. Advanced graduate students/postdocs and those from geographically-remote areas are especially encouraged to apply. Although not required, we encourage partnered or team applications from geographically-concentrated institutions.

To apply: Submit an online application by 5 p.m. (ET) on June 03, 2019. If you are interested in learning more about the Master Class, please see the full Call for Applications at