Call for Proposals: 2018 Shiptime

For ship time to be used during calendar year 2018

DEADLINE: Proposals are due Monday, 27 NOV 2017.
Review: Proposals will be reviewed in DEC 2017
Awards: Announcements will be made by JAN 2018.

The UC Ship Funds Program is now soliciting proposals from students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and staff for ship time aboard research vessels operated by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Awards pay for ship time and the operation of standard shipboard instrumentation at sea. For student cruises, limited funds are available for cruise-related expenses (for instance non-standard shipboard instrumentation, shipping, travel, data processing, or sample analysis costs). To be considered, these costs should be specifically described and estimated in the proposal.

Please see the links in the menu at right for information regarding eligibility, priority of proposals, and how to apply.

Proposals for work during the periods of availability below are solicited.

If you intend to submit a proposal, please contact SIO ship scheduler Liz Brenner to check vessel availability.

Availability

The Program anticipates awarding the following maximum numbers of days aboard each vessel:

Robert Gordon Sproul: 28 days
Sally Ride: 20 days
Roger Revelle: 10 days

For any specific project, any number of days may be proposed, up to the maximum for the ship requested.   Any required port days not in San Diego must be included in the requested number of days.

Schedules are subject to change.  Contact ship scheduler Liz Brenner for up-to-date scheduling information to include in your proposal.

R/V Robert Gordon Sproul
Eligibility: Scripps
When: Periods of availability throughout the year
Where: Southern California
The Program will support up to twenty-eight days at sea, envisioned as multiple short trips for a variety of different projects.  For any work within Mexico's Exclusive Economic Zone, at least seven months advance notice is required to obtain necessary permits.

R/V Roger Revelle 
Eligibility: Scripps, UCSB, UCSC
When: May/June 2018, up to 10 days of ship time.
Where: Round trip San Diego, OR San Diego to Newport (Oregon).
Roger Revelle has availability 18 May to 08 June in San Diego.  The vessel needs to relocate to Newport (Oregon) by 12 June.  Ship time may be requested as either a round-trip program from the Nimitz Marine Facility, or as a one-way trip from San Diego to Newport.

R/V Roger Revelle 
Eligibility: Scripps, UCSB, UCSC
When: When: December 2018, up to 5 days of ship time.
Where: Between Papeete (Tahiti) and San Diego.
Roger Revelle will reposition from Papeete to San Diego beginning on 30 November. Because this is a relocation cruise, any awarded ship time must include any time for deviation from a great circle path, with arrival in San Diego not later than 1600 Tuesday 18 December. For any work within the Exclusive Economic Zone of a non-US country, at least seven months advance notice is required to obtain necessary permits. Limited student travel awards may be requested through the Program, with funding possible from special support by the E.W. Scripps Associates.

R/V Sally Ride 
Eligibility: Scripps, UCSB, UCSC
When:  February - March 2018, up to 20 days.
Where:  San Diego
Cannot include work in Mexican waters, due to lead times required to obtain marine research permits.

R/V Sally Ride 
Eligibility: Scripps, UCSB, UCSC
When:  November - December 2018, up to 20 days.
Where:  San Diego
For any work within Mexico's Exclusive Economic Zone, at least seven months advance notice is required to obtain necessary permits.

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