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

Critical dates are shaded below:

CALL FOR SINGLE YEAR APPLICATIONS FOR 2020-21 and MULTI-YEAR APPLICATIONS FOR 2020-21 TO 2022-23 FOR MNF GRANTED VOYAGES

EVENT

DATES

Primary call for applications for MNF Granted Voyages (multi-year)

Wednesday, 28 March to
Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Pre-proposal preparation and submission

Wednesday, 28 March to
Tuesday, 24 April 2018

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PRE-PROPOSALS

TUESDAY, 24 APRIL 2018

Consolidated Pre-proposals returned to applicants

Thursday, 26 April 2018

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

Thursday, 26 April to
Wednesday, 1 August 2018

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF MNF GRANTED VOYAGE APPLICATIONS

WEDNESDAY, 1 AUGUST 2018

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

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: 28 March 2018