Primary applications

The annual call for Primary Applications is used to build the Primary voyage schedule for MNF Granted Voyages.

Call for Primary Applications

The next call for Primary Applications is scheduled to be made on 15 February 2021.

Applications will be invited to cover an 18-month schedule period from January 2023 to June 2024. The call is being made for an extended period due to the cancellation of the call in 2020.

Please note that the period of July-December 2022 has been allocated for the rescheduling of voyages impacted by COVID-19 (which could not be accommodated in 2020‑21 voyage schedule).

The call for Primary Applications will be announced on this page and to subscribers of the MNF Mailing List.

We appreciate your patience and support in the current challenging environment we all face. Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do at CSIRO, so we remain committed to working closely with our partners, customers and community through this difficult time and beyond.

Things are changing 

In response to the MNF Access Framework Review, the MNF has developed MNF 2030, a milestone strategy to guide access and use of Australia's dedicated marine research capability for the next ten years.

For further information or to join an upcoming webinar about the new strategy, visit MNF 2030 strategy and download.

MNF Mailing List

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Further information


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.