Funding Opportunities

Post-Cruise Funding for analytical work for IODP Science Party participants

At this stage our ARC/LIEF partners provide some funding of operational costs for immediate post-cruise data analysis for Australian university IODP participants. We hope that this will continue in 2016 and beyond, as we await new ARC/LIEF funding. This arrangement acknowledges the difficulty for such scientists to get adequate initial post-cruise science funding to reap the full benefits of participation in the IODP, because there is only a one-year moratorium on expedition data.

In general, this additional funding is not designed to be used for researchers’ salaries or on-costs. If some contribution for this purpose is considered absolutely essential a case can be made. At present, Australian ANZIC IODP expedition participants are encouraged to apply to the Program Scientist at the Australian IODP Office for funding of up to $40,000 for immediate post-cruise activities that cannot be funded in any other way, but only once they have their samples in hand.

Applications will only be considered if submitted within three months of material being available through the IODP system (aboard ship or at post-cruise sampling party).

Successful applicants should acknowledge funding from the Australian IODP Office in their publications. The application (3 pages maximum, 12 point font) should have the following general format:

  1. Title research proposal for funding
  2. Related IODP leg number and title
  3. Participant’s name, contact details and role on drilling leg
  4. Brief description of project
  5. Shipboard, or Bremen post-cruise, sampling and research plan (including table with timings)
  6. Post-cruise publication intentions (if agreed aboard ship or in Bremen)
  7. Costing for this work tabulated
  8. Justification for post-cruise analytical work
  9. Justification for any other costs
  10. Why the funding cannot be obtained elsewhere

Short progress reports (1 page) are required 6 months and one year after funding commences.  A final report (3 pages) that summarises research findings, and includes a publication list (published, in press, submitted or planned), is required within 2 years after funding commences. Pro-formas for these reports are available from iodp.administrator@anu.edu.au.

The application will be reviewed by the Program Scientist and several other Australian members of the ANZIC Science Committee, and applicants will be informed of the results promptly. Funds can be provided quickly once a suitable agreement is signed by both parties. Please send your application to Neville Exon, Neville.Exon@anu.edu.au and Rob McKay, Robert.McKay@vuw.ac.nz

New Zealand-based researchers should contact NZODP@gns.cri.nz for information about applying for such funding.

**Please note that if you require post-cruise travel funding of any kind you should apply well prior to travelling, through the Australian IODP Office. Email iodp.administrator@anu.edu.au

 

Post Cruise Special Analytical Funding for work on legacy material

In recent years, we have encouraged additional Australian and New Zealand scientists to carry out work on ocean drilling material, so that we get better value for our membership of IODP by filling gaps in existing research. This increases the number and quality of publications from the two countries. If our budget allows, we announce a funding package to researchers from contributing organisations to carry out analytical work on shipboard data/samples for a specific task.

Research ideas can be drawn from co-chief scientists, staff scientists and elsewhere. The samples can come from DSDP, ODP, or IODP expeditions. IODP expeditions generally have a 12 month moratorium on samples.  Only analytical costs are covered.

The broad aim of this initiative is to attract established scientists to DSDP, ODP or IODP related research projects by covering basic analytical costs in order to facilitate rapid high-quality publication. It is not available to shipboard scientists for post-cruise work covered above under  Post-Cruise Funding for analytical work.

Material has to be available at the time of application. The proponent needs to go through the IODP system to obtain material, and that involves writing a scientific proposal to justify getting the material. Successful applicants should acknowledge funding from the Australian IODP Office in their publications.

Applications for the projects selected (3 pages maximum, 12 point font) should have the following general format:

  1. Title research proposal for funding
  2. Related IODP, ODP, DSDP leg number and title
  3. Participant’s name and contact details
  4. Brief description of project
  5. Research plan including sampling intentions
  6. Justification for analytical work
  7. Publication intentions
  8. Costing for this work tabulated
  9. Brief and relevant CV

Short progress reports (1 page) are required 6 months and one year after funding commences.  A final report (3 pages) that summarises research findings, and includes a publication list (published, in press, submitted or planned), is required within 2 years after funding commences. Pro-formas are available for these reports from iodp.administrator@anu.edu.au.

During a funding round, applications are reviewed by the Program Scientist and other Australian members of the ANZIC Science Committee, and applicants will be informed of the results promptly. Funds can be provided quickly once a suitable agreement is signed by both parties.

 

This funding is not presently available to New Zealand-based researchers.