NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

JWST Community Science Kicks Off with ERS Notices of Intent Submissions

News Feature March 7, 2017


The JWST mission is very excited to begin planning for observations. We are pleased to announce that we received 200 Notices of Intent to propose with a total of 3,665 investigators/collaborators, or an average of 18 scientists per team. There were 2,379 unique investigators/collaborators, including 477 who have never proposed for time on Hubble. The largest team is comprised of 119 investigators.  Principal  Investigators (PIs) and Co-Principal Investigators (CoPIs) are based in 24 countries, with representation from 34 U.S. states and 1 U.S. territory. The interactive map above shows the total number of PIs and CoPIs who submitted notices of intent from each country.

In preparation for the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope in October of 2018 and the start of JWST community science, The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) announced the call for proposals for the Director’s Discretionary Early Release Science (DD-ERS) and Guaranteed-Time Observers (GTO) programs on January 6, 2017. Notices of Intent (NOI) to propose were due March 3 and only those teams who submitted NOIs are allowed to submit full proposals (due August 18).

We received a broad representation of submissions in different science areas covering the four JWST science themes, as shown below.

Science categories for JWST Notices of Intent


NOTE:  This news item was updated on 3/9/17 to reflect submissions by both PIs and CoPIs.