Call for Proposals: 2020 Ship Time

For ship time to be used during calendar year 2020

DEADLINE: Proposals are due Monday, 02 December 2019.

Review: Proposals will be reviewed in DEC 2019
Awards: Announcements will be made by JAN 2020.

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 Research Vessel Expeditionary Coordinator (RVEC) Hannah Delapp to check vessel availability.

Availability

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

Robert Gordon Sproul: 25 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. For projects that begin or end in a port other than our Nimitz Marine Facility, a minimum of one charged port day must be included in your day count for loading and offloading. Additional port days may need to be charged depending on the mobilization workload required.

Schedules are subject to change.  Contact Research Vessel Expeditionary Coordinator (RVEC) Hannah Delapp 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-five 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 Sally Ride 
Eligibility: Scripps, UCSB, UCSC
When:  23 January through 01 February.
Where:  San Diego to San Diego.

R/V Sally Ride 
Eligibility: Scripps, UCSB, UCSC
When:  18 March through 18 April.
Where:  San Diego to San Diego.

R/V Sally Ride 
Eligibility: Scripps, UCSB, UCSC
When:  16 June through 18 June. Piggyback work possible on transit. Additional days may be requested through 28 June if ending in San Diego.
Where:  Transit from Alameda to San Diego.

R/V Sally Ride 
Eligibility: Scripps, UCSB, UCSC
When:  19 June through 28 June.
Where:  San Diego to San Diego (also see above).

R/V Sally Ride 
Eligibility: Scripps, UCSB, UCSC
When:  26 September through 29 September.
Where:  San Diego to San Diego.

R/V Sally Ride 
Eligibility: Scripps, UCSB, UCSC
When:  22 October through 01 November. Piggyback work possible on transit. One day of additional ship time can be supported.
Where:  Transit from San Diego to Costa Rica.

R/V Roger Revelle 
Eligibility: Scripps, UCSB, UCSC
When:  14 October through 25 October.
Where:  San Diego to San Diego.

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