Welcome to the online submission system for cruise proposals. Please register to the system first. Login details will be sent by e-mail to you. Please note that you have to register newly after each planned maintenance of the submission system. When you are applying for several proposals, you have to register with a new login each time. When you are re-submitting your revised proposal, you have to register with a new login as well.
After you received the login details, you can log-in on the subpage "proponent login". To submit a proposal to the system, you must fill in all elements within the submission system, including your profile (coordinator or project partner), project data, and a sketch of activities of the planned expedition. More detailed instructions on compiling research cruise proposals are provided in the guideline for ‘Cruise Proposal Preparation Instructions', Revision 2.01 (published December 2021), downloadable at the 'German Research Vessels Portal'. A 'factsheet' will be generated from all submitted information, documents, texts, and figures. The project coordinator can control all of the included elements. This factsheet is an integral part of the proposal and will be taken into account for the evaluation.
Cruise proposals may only be submitted via this portal. Other forms of submission will not be accepted.
NEW: The submission system is open.
From December 2021, the submission system is open permanently. Applicants will be able to submit a cruise proposal any time.
The Review Panel German Research Vessels meets twice a year in winter (January/February) and summer (June/July). If a cruise proposal should be discussed on a specific GPF meeting, please take a lead time for submission of approx. 5 months into account for regular cruise proposals. Cruise proposals that do not undergo external review (preregistered cruises in context with coordinated programs, cruises financed by other departments than the BMBF, equipment tests, and educational cruises) should be submitted with a lead time of at least 3 months.
|Desired GPF meeting for discussion of a cruise proposal||Recommended latest submission date of regular cruise proposals||Recommended latest submission date of cruise proposals that do not undergo external review|
|Winter (January/February)||By July of the preceding year||By September of the preceding year|
|Summer (June/July)||By January of the same year||By March of the same year|
All proponents are kindly requested to utilize the flexible year-round standing open call, and to submit, if feasible, completed cruise proposals also distinctly earlier than at the submission dates listed above.
The submission has been open permanently since December 2021. Next planned maintenance closure: December 19/20, 2022. Please note: During maintenance, all proposals in "work" status that are not finally submitted will be deleted.