For ship time to be used during calendar year 2023

This solicitation is closed.
Proposals were due Monday, 31 OCT 2022

Review: Proposals will be reviewed in NOV 2022
Awards: Announcements will be made by DEC 2022

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 menu links for information regarding eligibility, prioritization of proposals, and how to apply.

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

Schedules are subject to change.  If you intend to submit a proposal, please contact Research Vessel Expeditionary Coordinator (RVEC) Hannah Delapp for up-to-date scheduling information to include in your proposal.


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

Robert Gordon Sproul: up to 25 days, envisioned as multiple short trips for a variety of different projects.
Sally Ride: up to 20 days
Roger Revelle: up to 8 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.

R/V Robert Gordon Sproul
Eligibility: Scripps
When: Periods of availability throughout the year
Where: Begin and end in San Diego, or
Where: piggyback work on transits between Newport Oregon and San Diego in the summer

R/V Sally Ride 
Eligibility: Scripps, UCSB, UCSC
When: February - March
Where:  Begin / end in San Diego

R/V Roger Revelle
Eligibility: Scripps, UCSB, UCSC
When:  February 2023, during a transit across the South Atlantic (up to 8 science days to be added to existing transit time)
Where:  Begin in Punta Arenas, Chile and end in Cape Town, South Africa

R/V Roger Revelle
Eligibility: Scripps, UCSB, UCSC
When:  Late November
Where:  Begin in Valparaiso, Chile and end in a port to be determined