Next Proposal Submission Deadline: April 1, 2021, 23:59 UTC

The Proposal Database System (PDB) is the web-based interface for completing and submitting IODP proposals and RFI responses. PDB offers specific guidance and many proposal components are now created interactively; proponents are advised to begin working with PDB as soon as a proposal is planned. Please note that simultaneous users are not well supported; generally, the proposal lead is the most appropriate person to access PDB and submit a proposal. Complete proposal preparation guidance, format requirements, and review policies are explained in the IODP Proposal Submission Guidelines.

Call for Scientific Ocean Drilling Proposals is usually published at least two months in advance of the deadline with specifics about what types proposals are being sought. Read the Call for Proposals carefully before proceeding - not all proposal types are being accepted at this time. Proponents are strongly encouraged to contact the Science Operators to discuss platform-specific operational and fiscal constraints before developing proposals. The IODP Proposal Manager has sole authority to accept proposals or grant exceptions to deadlines and policies.

IODP is also accepting responses to the JOIDES Resolution Facility Board's request for information (RFI) to understand the international scientific community’s intent to propose to the 2050 Science Framework. Submissions to the RFI require completing an online form in the PDB that simply asks about science goals that would be addressed by your future proposal, the region that would be studied, and some additional planning information. Submit by April 30, 2021 for consideration by the JRFB's Working Group on Science Framework Proposals and Requirements, and by June 10, 2021 for consideration by the JRFB. You may submit more than one response.

To submit a drilling proposal or RFI response:

Most types of proposals also require the submission of site characterization data to the Site Survey Data Bank. 

Proponents with questions about submitting proposals can contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.