2012 Request for Proposals

For ship time to be used during calendar year 2013

DEADLINE: Proposals are due Friday, 30 NOV 2012.
REVIEW: Proposals will be reviewed in DEC 2012
AWARDS: Awards will be announced by JAN 2013.

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.

Proposals for work during the periods of availability below are solicited. Revelle cost match funds will be applicable to Melville again this year.

Due to funding constraints, nearly all awards this year will be made for ship time aboard Roger Revelle. Funds for other ships are extremely limited.

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 at left for information regarding eligibility, priority of proposals, and how to apply.

Ship schedules for 2013 will be in a state of flux through the proposal deadline period. If you intend to submit a proposal, please contact SIO ship scheduler Liz Brenner to check continuing availability.


Up to 22 days at sea will be awarded, either as a single cruise or the sum of multiple shorter cruises.

R/V Roger Revelle West Pacific 
Eligibility: Scripps, UCSB, UCSC
When: May 2013
Where: Kaohsiung, Taiwan to Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Due to foreign clearance deadlines, some kinds of work may be restricted to international waters.

R/V Roger Revelle West Pacific 
Eligibility: Scripps, UCSB, UCSC
When: July 2013
Where: Guam to Guam, or Guam to Fiji

R/V Roger Revelle West Pacific 
Eligibility: Scripps, UCSB, UCSC
When: August 2013
Where: Fiji to Fiji

R/V Roger Revelle West Pacific / Indian Ocean 
Eligibility: Scripps, UCSB, UCSC
When: September 2013
Where: Cairns, Australia to Trincomalee, Sri Lanka (or port in between)

R/V Roger Revelle Indian Ocean (Bay of Bengal) 
Eligibility: Scripps, UCSB, UCSC
When: October 2013
Where: Trincomalee, Sri Lanka to Trincomalee, Sri Lanka