JWST Proposal Handbook PDFs

The official—and most up-to-date—JWST user documentation are available in the webpage articles on this website. 

Downloadable PDF collections of the documentation are provided below as a courtesy, made available and updated when feasible. 

Updated November 15, 2022

The PDF documents listed below were created on November 15, 2022. They include in-flight performance information from observatory commissioning data and very early Cycle 1 calibration data.

JDox articles are being updated until December 6, 2022. Starting December 7, all content related to Cycle 2 proposing will be frozen until January 28, 2023. (Articles about JWST data, unrelated to Cycle 2 proposing, will continue to be updated as needed.)

JWST Opportunities and Policies 

JWST Proposal Preparation

JWST Proposing Tools 

JWST Observatory

JWST Mid Infrared Instrument

JWST Near Infrared Camera

JWST Near Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph

JWST Near Infrared Spectrograph

JWST Data Calibration and Analysis



Archived PDF documents


Updated Aug 17, 2022

The PDF documents listed below were created on August 17, 2022. They include preliminary in-flight performance information from observatory commissioning data.

JDox articles will continually be updated in the webpages, and when a critical mass of changes has accumulated, a new set of PDF documents will be generated.

JWST Opportunities and Policies 

JWST Proposal Preparation

JWST Proposing Tools 

JWST Observatory

JWST Mid Infrared Instrument

JWST Near Infrared Camera

JWST Near Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph

JWST Near Infrared Spectrograph

JWST Data Calibration and Analysis

Updated October 29, 2020

The PDF documents listed below were created on October 29, 2020. They include all updates to article between January 23, 2020 and October 22, 2020.

Cycle 1 Call for Proposals

Proposal Preparation Handbook

Proposing Tools Handbook 

MIRI Handbook

NIRCam Handbook

NIRISS Handbook

NIRSpec Handbook

Data Calibration and Analysis Handbook





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