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This table is a quick reference of required components of the different types of IODP proposals. Complete information is found in the  Proposal Submission Guidelines


Proposal Type Preliminary Proposal Full Proposal* Ancillary Project Letter (APL) Addendum Proponent Response Letter (PRL)
General

Abstract - 400 words or less (not necessary for PRL)
Scientific Objectives - 250 words or less (not necessary for PRL)
Figures must be no larger than A4 or US Letter

For all text pages :
Font size - 12 point, line spacing 1.5, margin - 2.5 cm (minimum) all around

Maximum Image 

and File Sizes

Single Site Figure PDF: Maximum 10 Megabytes (MB)

Main Text PDF including Figures (other than the Site Figures): Maximum 15 MB

Deadline

1 April and 1 October (unless otherwise noted), 23:59 GMT

As requested

Main Text**

Up to 3,000 words

Up to 7,800 words

Up to 1,600 words

Up to 2,700 words

Up to 1,600 words

Figures & Tables**

Up to 8

Up to 12

Up to 5

Up to 8

Up to 5

List of Proponents

Required

Required

Required

Principal Lead and Data Lead are Required, as well as any newly added proponents

None

List of Potential Reviewers

None

Required

None

None

None

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

None

Required

None

Required if new proponents are added

None

Proposal Cover Sheet

Required

Required

Required

Required

None

Site Forms

  1: General

  2: Site Survey

  4: Environmental

  5: Lithologies

Site Figure

Form 1 is Required


Forms 1, 2 and Site Figure are Required***

Forms 4 and 5 are encouraged but optional
Forms 1, 2 and Site Figure are Required

Forms 4 and 5 are encouraged but optional
Forms 1, 2 and Site Figure are Required for newly proposed sites

Forms 4 and 5 are encouraged but optional
None

How to Submit

All proposal types must be created and submitted using the Proposal Database System.  Site characterization data must be uploaded via the Site Survey Data Bank.  Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions about submissions. 

* Full Proposal also includes the sub-types of Multi-phase Drilling Project (MDP), Complementary Project Proposal (CPP), and Amphibious Drilling Project (ADP). For ADPs only, the Proposal Document can contain an Appendix with ICDP-specific information that does not count against the word limit.

** Proposal Document is a user-created PDF file composed of Main Text, Figures & Tables, and Others.

*** Detailed site descriptions are not required for MDP, but general site identification is encouraged.