DEADLINE: Friday, 02 AuGUST 2024

Review: Proposals will be reviewed in August 2024
Awards: Announcements will be made by September 2024

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.

Ship schedules are subject to change.  If you intend to submit a proposal, please check for up-to-date scheduling information to include in your proposal.

Bob and Betty Beyster: contact Brett Pickering

Roger Revelle, Sally Ride, Robert Gordon Sproul: contact Hannah Delapp


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

Bob and Betty Beyster: up to 10 days, available as day-trips staged from Nimitz Marine Facility
Robert Gordon Sproul: up to 21 days, envisioned as multiple short trips for a variety of different projects
Sally Ride: up to 28 days 
Roger Revelle: up to 28 days

For any specific project, any number of days may be proposed, up to the maximum for the ship requested.   Please remember to include any port days required for mobilizing and demobilizing.

R/V Bob and Betty Beyster
Eligibility: Scripps
When: Periods of availability throughout the year
Where: Begin and end in San Diego

R/V Robert Gordon Sproul
Eligibility: Scripps
When: Periods of availability throughout the year
Where: Begin and end in San Diego

R/V Sally Ride 
Eligibility: Scripps, UCSB, UCSC
When: Mid-January through Mid-March, November
Where:  Begin and end in San Diego

R/V Roger Revelle
Eligibility: Scripps, UCSB, UCSC
When:  December
Where:  Begin and end in Cape Verde (could end elsewhere depending on 2026 schedule)