Supplementary Applications

Supplementary Applications are invited to utilise available capacity in the Primary Voyage Schedule.

Application call details

The Supplementary Application call is currently CLOSED.


Confirmation and dates for any 2023 Supplementary Application call are to be advised.


A Supplementary Application call was made in 2022 for the 2023-24 voyage schedule. There were seven voyages in this schedule available for Supplementary Applications.

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 MAPS. 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 MAPS:

  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.

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