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 deployment.

Applications for MNF Granted Voyages

Single year applications for 2020-21 and multi-year applications for 2020-21 to 2022-23

The application process involves submitting a brief, compulsory Pre-proposal followed by a Primary Application for MNF Granted Voyages. 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

Applications for primary applications have now closed. Single year applications for 2021- 2022 will be called in March 2019. Multi-year applications will be called in 2021.

Area of operation

The 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 Carolyn Seelen.

Relevant policies and documents

See Policies & documents for further information.

National Benefit

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

Updated: 15 August 2018