Guidance for IODP Moratorium Award applicants

Guidance for people applying for funding to take part in the International Ocean Discovery Program (UK IODP).

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IODP Moratorium Awards guidance 2022 (PDF)

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This document provides details of who can apply to take part in the International Ocean Discovery Program and the level of funding you can apply for. It also outlines eligible costs, how long the research can last for, and how to submit your application.


  • 5 January 2023
    A note has been added to advise applicants that due to budgetary constraints UKIODP cannot guarantee funding will exist to support moratorium grants beyond the end of 2023. All UK participants intending to sail on Expeditions during 2024 and beyond should contact at the earliest opportunity to discuss moratorium grant funding.
  • 5 January 2023
    All references to applications being sent our to external peer review have also been removed as applications are now reviewed internally by NERC.
  • 13 December 2022
    Guidance document updated.

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