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Once a call for applications is open, please read the following and submit the required materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. The materials should be submitted in one email with each item as a separate attachment (PDF preferred). Scientists are encouraged to apply for more than one expedition, however a separate application package is required for each expedition. More detailed information about participating on IODP expeditions is available on the USIO website.
- Online Application Form: Please read and fill out the online application form. If you have any trouble viewing the online application form, you can download a PDF application form here and include it in your application materials.
- Curriculum Vitae: Should include educational history (degrees and dates awarded), employment experience (including any internships), and any authored or co-authored journal articles, abstracts, or other publications related to the proposed research.
- Participation Plan: Much of the time at sea will be devoted to collecting scientific data and preparing reports and initial interpretations (see responsibilities of shipboard scientists). Science party members are also obligated to conduct post-expedition research on samples and/or data collected on the expedition and publish the results. The applicant should submit one to two pages outlining the analyses or research proposed for the post-expedition, 12-month moratorium period following the expedition (when the science party has exclusive access to expedition samples and data) and explaining how this work relates to the expedition objectives. The contents and quality of the participation plan, excluding the budget, will factor into the staffing decisions. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to revise their participation plans in light of recovered samples and expedition outcomes.
- Preliminary Budget (post-expedition research): The applicant should include a preliminary budget for post-expedition research excluding any salary or travel associated with the expedition itself. The budget may be up to $15,000 and should delineate major work categories (e.g., post-expedition salary, supplies, analytical costs), including the institution’s overhead rate. Ocean Leadership will consider informal budgets in the application, pending a formal budget to be submitted through an authorized representative of the applicant’s institution after the expedition.
- Faculty Adviser Recommendation: Applications from graduate students must include a letter from their primary adviser documenting the student’s scientific experience and detailing how participation on the cruise would fit into their graduate degree program.
- Demographic Information Form: This is a required form and information will not be disclosed to external peer reviewers. If you do not wish to disclose any of the information (excluding your name), please check the appropriate box.
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