What secrets are hidden in the many kilometres of core collected from the sub-sea floor? ANZIC provides grants of up to $25,000 to researchers from member institutions for the study of previously collected ocean and land core samples and data and the rapid delivery of research outputs. Opportunities extend to fields beyond traditional geosciences, including data science, mathematics, molecular and genetic analysis, and much more.

AILAF Scheme

We regularly offer Legacy Analytical Funding (AILAF) Grants to researchers from our  Australian & New Zealand Member institutions to support the study of previously collected ocean drilling samples or data. 

Applications are now closed for the 2023 AILAF Scheme.

Congratulations to the 12 projects selected for 2023 funding. 

Since 2012
ANZIC has funded 105 AILAF projects!

Totalling nearly $2M

Previously funded research projects:

2023 Funded projects in New Zealand

Read all about the four projects funded within Aotearoa New Zealand this year.

IODP data:

IODP data is available through a range of portals including:

IODP website
Site survey data bank
● Scientific Earth Drilling Information Service (SEDIS)
JR data
● Expedition data on Zenodo
● IODP-BCR Data Portal
Ocean Drilling Stratigraphic Network
Neptune Sandbox Berlin
Open Core Data – discovery tool for basic core data
Magnetics Information Consortium (paleomagnetics and rock magnetics)
EarthChem Portal – geochemistry data
ISGN – a sample registry including core samples

See IODP’s Sample, Data, and Obligations Policy and Implementation.

ICDP data:

ICDP data is available through ICDP Repositories.