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Application call details

The 2024 Primary Application call is now CLOSED.

Key dates:

  • OPEN:  15 February 2024 at 12:01 am (AEDT)
  • CLOSE:  22 May 2024 at 11:59 pm (AEST)
  • REJOINDER: 1-31 July 2024
  • OFFERS OF SEA TIME: Anticipated by January 2025

Applications were invited for fully funded grants of sea time on RV Investigator in the 2026-27 financial year. Projects awarded grants of sea time will be used to build the Primary Voyage Schedule for that year.

All applications were to be completed and submitted in our online application portal - MFP (Marine Facilities Planning) - by the application period close on 22 May 2024 at 11:59 pm (AEST).

Late applications could not be accepted.

Who can apply?

When a Primary Application call is open, applications for sea time on RV Investigator can be made by Australian researchers employed by an Australian research organisation and based in Australia. International collaborators and Australian researchers working overseas for Australian research organisations can be included as Co-Investigators on applications.

Applications must be made under one of five access Streams that encourage a broad range of research and national benefit.

Applications are to be submitted via our online application portal called MFP (Marine Facilities Planning).

Further information

Prospective applicants should familiarise themselves with the following information:

For enquiries about applying for sea time, please contact:

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