Science support staff readying a glider for deployment.

Primary applications

The Marine National Facility (MNF) is Australia’s only dedicated blue-water ocean research facility. It enables marine scientists employed by Australian research organisations and their international collaborators to undertake world-class research of national importance in our vast marine estate. The MNF is owned and operated by CSIRO on behalf of the nation, and is overseen by an independent Steering Committee.

A Seaglider on deck ready for employment.

A Seaglider on deck ready for employment.

2019-20 single year Primary Applications for MNF Granted Voyages

The application process involves submitting a brief, compulsory Pre-proposal followed by a Primary Application for a MNF Granted Voyage in 2019-20. Following the release of the Primary Schedule, there will be a call for Supplementary Applications to fill any unused capacity on Research and Transit voyages that appear in the Primary Schedule.

Pre-proposals are compulsory if you wish to submit a Primary application for a MNF Granted Voyage.

Key dates

Critical dates are shaded below:

2019-20 CALL FOR MNF GRANTED VOYAGES

EVENT

DATES

Primary call for applications (single year)

Monday, 24 April to Friday, 18 August 2017

Pre-proposal preparation and submission - CLOSED

Monday, 24 April to Thursday, 11 May 2017

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PRE-PROPOSALS

THURSDAY, 11 MAY 2017

Consolidated Pre-proposals returned to applicants

Friday, 12 May 2017

Collaboration between Pre-proposal applicants and preparation/submission of Primary applications

Monday, 15 May to Friday, 18 August 2017

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF MNF GRANTED VOYAGE APPLICATIONS

FRIDAY, 18 AUGUST 2017

*Note: a Primary application cannot be accepted if a Pre-proposal has not been submitted.

Area of operation

MNF Steering Committee has not set a specific Area of Operations and applications are invited for research within Investigator’s operational range from the tropics to the Antarctic ice edge.

Application documents

Submitting applications

All applications must be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word documents by the due date. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please send all applications to Linda Gaskell.

Relevant policies and documents

National Benefit

The following documents are referred to in the Application for MNF Granted Voyage:

Updated: 12 May 2017