External (No Discussion) Panelists

Proposals reviewed by the External panels are subject to a one-stage review process.

External panelists will read and grade and provide feedback comments for all proposals that they are assigned.

Prep Work & General InfoGrading & Comments
Before 9 November9 November - 17 January
Before getting started, familiarize yourself with the review process, JWST and its instruments, the types of proposals you will be reviewing, and who to ask for help!

During this phase, you will:

  • Check for and report additional conflicts of interest with your assigned proposals.
  • Read a subset of the proposals assigned to your panel (each proposal is assigned 5 reviewers).
  • Enter numerical scores as grades for each proposal you are assigned.
  • Write brief comments (strengths and weaknesses) for each proposal you are assigned.

Please remember to remove review materials from your computer after the review.

Learn more about:

Learn more about:

Useful topics from previous phases:


Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • Wednesday October 25: JWST proposal deadline

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • Tuesday November 7, 12pm-2pm EDT: External Panelists Orientation
  • Thursday November 9: SPG to release proposals and assignments
  • Thursday November 16: Deadline to check for and report additional conflicts of interest
  • Wednesday January 17: Deadline for grades and comments



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