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Supplementary Applications typically require dedicated time and/or deployment of systems and may be multi-voyage. Due to their complexity and use of resources, Supplementary Applications undergo a Supplementary Scheduling Assessment and require integration into the Primary Voyage’s activities.

Application call details

The 2024 Supplementary Application call is CLOSED.

Key dates:

  • OPEN:  01 February 2024 at 12:01 am (AEDT)
  • CLOSE:  04 March 2024 at 11:59 pm (AEDT)

Applications were invited for fully funded grants of sea time on RV Investigator in the 2025-26 financial year. These applications will be used to fill unused capacity in 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 04 March 2024 at 11:59 pm (AEDT).

Late applications cannot be accepted.

Purpose of Supplementary Applications

Supplementary applications are invited for research, student training or equipment testing on board RV Investigator to maximise use of available capacity in the Primary Voyage Schedule. 

Who can apply?

When a Supplementary 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 can be made via our online application portal called MFP (Marine Facilities Planning). Each application must be made under one of five access Streams that encourage a broad range of research and national benefit.

To make a Supplementary Application in MFP:

  1. register for an account
  2. select 'New Application' >> 'Supplementary Application'
  3. select the voyage/s you are applying for
  4. complete and submit your application/s.

Further information

For enquiries about applying for sea time, please contact:

Additional information is available by reading (2024 update of documents pending):

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