The previous submission system was decommissioned. Cruise proposals can now be submitted via DFG's elan Portal.

Please note that using the elan Portal requires a one-time registration, which must first be confirmed by the DFG. Confirmation usually takes place within 24 hours on weekdays. No new registrations can be processed on weekends.

Users of the research vessels who are already registered in the elan Portal for other purposes can use their existing account and do not have to register again.

elan Portal

When you are registered and have logged in to the elan Portal, please select the following:

Proposal Submission > New Project / Draft Proposal > Cruise Proposals for Research Vessels (GPF-Procedure)

Further information on using the elan Portal can be found in the Cruise Proposal Preparation Instructions.


Data Privacy Statement

For processing your cruise proposal, all necessary data will be stored on the servers of the GPF Office at German Research Foundation (DFG) and Helmholtz Association. When registering with and using the submission system, you will be asked to provide personal data. It is not possible for us to process your cruise proposal without this information. The data will be stored in our systems and used solely for the purposes as related to your request. This may involve forwarding your information to reviewers, to the German Research Vessels Review Panel (Begutachtungspanel Forschungsschiffe, GPF), and to the ship operating institutions. In individual cases and where necessary, this may also involve disclosing your data to a third party that may be based outside of Germany..

By submitting your cruise proposal you consent to these terms. You may withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal.

Further information on these matters can be found in the section "Privacy Policy".