NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

General Observers Program

The Cycle 1 General Observers (GO) program for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will provide the worldwide astronomical community with the first extensive opportunity to apply for observations with JWST. Up to  6,000 hours will be available for observing programs using the full suite of JWST instrumentation. Scientists will also have an opportunity to propose for archival analysis of data from DD ERS programs, theoretical investigations, and the development of software tools relevant to JWST observations. 

You can review the JWST Cycle 1 Call for Proposals  on JDox. If you have questions about the Cycle 1 GO program schedule, please refer to these Frequently Asked Questions or the JWST Help Desk.   

Important Dates

Here are some important dates related to the GO program.

Timeframe Event
November 30, 2017 Release of the Cycle 1 Call for Proposals
April 6, 2018 Cycle 1 Proposal deadline
June 18-22 & June 25-29, 2018 Cycle 1 Telescope Allocation Committee (TAC) Review 
Late July 2018 Cycle 1 GO results released