Announcement of Opportunity
for Interdisciplinary Scientists
for the ENVISION mission


24 June 2024

EnVision is an interdisciplinary mission to the planet Venus, led by ESA and carried out in partnership with NASA. The primary goal of EnVision is to provide a holistic view of Venus, from its inner core up to the upper atmosphere, to understand why Earth's closest neighbour is so different. The mission was adopted by the Science Programme Committee in January 2024. A Science Working Team (SWT), appointed by ESA in coordination with NASA, advises ESA on all aspects of the mission potentially affecting its scientific performance. The composition of the SWT is defined in the Science Management Plan (SMP). The SWT may be supported by Working Groups (WGs), in specific scientific and/or science operation areas, relevant for the mission.

Through the present Call, the ESA Director of Science invites scientists based in ESA Member States and the USA to apply for the Interdisciplinary Scientist positions in the EnVision mission.

Instrument Lead Scientists and Co-Instrument Lead Scientists, other scientists leading or involved in the (programmatic, scientific, or technical) management of the EnVision instruments or being responsible for hardware or software development and procurement activities, as well as other Science Working Team members, are not eligible, while Co-Investigators of instrument teams may apply to become IDSs.

Full details of this Call can be found in the Announcement of Opportunity for Interdisciplinary Scientists in the EnVision mission document.


Letter of Intent and Proposal Submission forms

Applications for the position of Interdisciplinary Scientist must be preceded by a mandatory Letter of Intent. Proposals not preceded by a Letter of Intent will not be considered. The Letters of Intent and proposals must be submitted using the online forms – see links to the forms below or in the left-hand menu.

Letter of Intent Submission Form
The deadline for receipt of the mandatory Letter of Intent is:
30 July 2024, 12:00 (noon) CEST


Proposal Submission Form
The deadline for receipt of the application is:
24 September 2024, 12:00 (noon) CEST



Schedule for this call and important dates

Activity Date
Release of this call 24 June 2024
Mandatory Letters of Intent due 30 July 2024 at 12:00 (noon) CEST
Deadline for receipt of proposals 24 September 2024 at 12:00 (noon) CEST
Appointment of the IDSs Q4 2024




Requests for further information should be addressed to:

Yannis Zouganelis
Solar System Science Coordinator
Directorate of Science
European Space Agency
Email: yannis.zouganelis - at -


Anne Grete Straume-Lindner
ESA EnVision Project Scientist
Directorate of Science
European Space Agency
Email: anne.straume - at -


Mitch Schulte
NASA EnVision Program Scientist
Planetary Science Division
NASA Headquarters
Email: mitchell.d.schulte - at -


Last updated: 24 June 2024


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