Panel Support Scientists

Panel support scientists (PSSs) provide support to panelists before and during the panel meeting. A PSS is assigned to each panel.

Prep Work & General Info

Preliminary GradingPre-MeetingDiscussion MeetingPost-Meeting
Before April 8, 2022.April 8 - May 13, 2022May 17-31, 2022June 1-3, 2022June 4-7, 2022
Before getting started, familiarise yourself with the review process, Hubble and its instruments, the types of proposals, and other information provided to panelists.

During this phase, you will:

  • Be a point of contact for the panel.
  • Handle additional conflicts of interest.
  • Send updates and reminders.

During this phase, you will:

  • Be a point of contact for the panel as they prepare for the meeting.

During the panel meeting, you will:

  • Make sure that the process goes smoothly.
  • Make sure that grades are entered correctly.
  • Make notes on any technical consults or other issues.
  • Inform SPG when an expert consult is required or if any problems arise.

During this phase, you will:

  • Review the comments on each proposal once finalised by the panelists.

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

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Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • Friday March 25: HST proposal deadline
  • Tuesday April 5, 12pm-1pm EDT: PSS & Leveler Orientation

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • Friday April 8: SPG to release proposals and assignments
  • Tuesday April 12, 12pm-2pm EDT: Virtual Panelists Orientation
  • Friday April 15: Deadline for additional conflicts of interest
  • Friday May 13: Deadline for preliminary grades

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • Tuesday May 27: SPG to release lists of which proposals will be discussed by the panels

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • Wednesday June 1, 10am-4pm EDT: Panel Meeting Day 1
  • Thursday June 2, 10am-4pm EDT: Panel Meeting Day 2
  • Friday June 3, 10am-4pm EDT: Panel Meeting Day 3

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • Tuesday June 7: Deadline for proposal comments for Virtual panelists