Marine Sensors Proof of Concept - Announcement of Opportunity

Please note: the Je-S proposal form will not be available until 13 July 2017.

Closing date for proposals: 16:00 on 24 August 2017

Proposals are invited for submission to a new jointly funded activity between funding agencies in the UK and Japan. Proposals will deliver 'proof of concept' projects that will underpin exploration and testing of new innovative and disruptive approaches that could, with further development, provide a step change in the technology available to make autonomous biogeochemical and biological observations in the marine and aquatic environment.

This programmes aims to build on recent research investments in novel marine technologies in the UK and Japan and deliver proof of concept projects for high-risk high-reward innovative sensing technologies.

It is expected that this announcement will lead to the funding of three projects, with a maximum cost of £300,000 per project.

Please see the Announcement of Opportunity document below for full details of the call and how to apply:

Announcement of Opportunity (PDF, 156KB)

A travel fund will be made available to aid with the development of new partnerships and joint proposals, by enabling UK applicants to request funds to travel to key institutions in Japan. Funds will be awarded on a first come, first served basis and those interested should contact Nicky Lewis for further information.


For further information about this call, please contact:

Nicola Lewis
01793 411739

Jessica Surma
01793 411600