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.

Proposal review criteria

Successful project proposals have to meet the following main criteria:

The ICDP projects should try to be cost effective by minimizing the depth, difficulty, and hence cost, of the drilling targets selected, by judicious choice of the best possible locations worldwide for the classes of phenomena being investigated.