Supplementary applications

Supplementary applications are advertised each year to utilise available capacity on scheduled voyages.

Application process

The call for supplementary voyage applications for 2020-21 has now closed.

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

Assessment criteria

Supplementary applications are assessed by the Supplementary Scheduling Committee and ranked against assessment criteria.

The criteria includes:

  • The project's scientific/technical excellence, national benefit, and the record of of the Principal Investigator;
  • Logistical integration with the Primary voyage and transit schedule; and
  • Training and educational opportunities.

Once approved by the MNF Steering Committee, successful Supplementary applicants will be offered berths on an MNF Granted Research or Transit voyages and an MNF Granted Voyage Agreement [docx · 1mb].

How to apply

Application documents

Submitting your application

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

Further information

Ms Carol Rawnsley

Policy Support Officer +61 3 6232 5097