Grant Proposals

Financial and operational support by the ICDP is based on unsolicited proposals submitted by international Science Teams.

Important Deadlines

ICDP accepts grant proposals of all kinds until January 15 each year.

All proposals will be reviewed by the Science Advisory Group in early spring each year.

Workshop proposals will be decided on by the Executive Committee (EC) in early summer, while Full Proposals will be decided on by the Assembly of Governors shortly after the EC meeting.

Call for Proposals

Call for proposals to communities from the Earth Sciences and Drilling Engineering.

Prepare and Submit a Grant Proposal

ICDP offers international science teams the opportunity to compete for funds to support drilling operations. About 3.5 Million US-$ are available in each year. Calls for proposals will be published regularly in EOS, the newspaper of the American Geophysical Union.

An independent Science Advisory Group (SAG) evaluates all proposals submitted from a scientific point of view and gives recommendations to the other panels, the Executive Committee (EC) and the Assembly of Governors (AOG) for further process. The ICDP Program Office at GFZ, Potsdam, Germany handles technical aspects of the proposal submission and review process.

For questions please contact: Ulrich Harms


Writing Guidelines

Proponents should submit the proposal as a single PDF document, with all pages in A4 or letter size and using an 11 point font and 2.5 cm margins. The ICDP Program Office does not accept items that do not meet the specified requirements. Proposals that arrive late will be considered for evaluation the following year.