Research vessel Investigator at sea

Supplementary applications

Each year after Investigator’s Primary annual voyage schedule has been approved, Supplementary applications are called to utilise available capacity on scheduled Research and Transit voyages.

RV Investigator

RV Investigator

Call for Supplementary Applications

The call for supplementary voyage applications for 2020-21 is now open.

Applications are being invited for research, student training or equipment testing onboard RV Investigator to take advantage of unused capacity during scheduled research and transit voyages.

Space is available on the following Research and Transit voyages in 2020-21:

Location data of the transit voyages is also available. Please note that these coordinates are indicative only.

Assessment of Supplementary Applications

Supplementary applications are assessed against:

  • Criteria used to assess primary voyage applications, i.e. scientific/technical excellence, national benefit, and Principal Investigator record;
  • Logistical integration with the Primary voyage and transit schedule; and
  • Training and educational opportunities.

Successful Supplementary applicants will be offered berths on an MNF Granted Research or Transit voyage.

Key dates

This call for applications will close at midnight AEST on Wednesday 10 April 2019.


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 email all applications to

Relevant documents

Contact us

If you have any queries about the application process please contact Carol Rawnsley at the Marine National Facility.

Updated: 29 March 2019