EPSRC launch quantum sensing for environmental science grant

Published: 4 August 2022

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EPSRC and NERC have launched a new £3M fund to support quantum sensing and environmental science proposals.

Please find the funding opportunities details below.

Quantum sensing for environmental sciences

Call opens 04/08/2022
Call closes 04/10/2022

EPSRC and NERC are looking to fund proposals:

  • with a specific focus on quantum sensing
  • from a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the quantum technology and environmental science community.

Projects should last between 18 and 36 months, starting by 13 February 2023. Your project must not exceed £1 million full economic cost. We will fund 80% of the full economic cost.

Potential research areas:

You can submit a proposal in any area of quantum sensing for environmental science where there is a compelling case that quantum sensing could be transformative. Application areas could include, but are not limited to:

  • quantum sensors for invisible water, including:
    • flood and drought management
    • climate change adaptation
  • quantum sensors for carbon sequestration, such as net zero carbon
  • quantum sensors for subsea mapping, oceanography, subsea navigation, such as the blue economy
  • quantum sensors for soil characterisation:
    • precision agriculture
    • sustainable soil management
    • nutrient management
  • quantum sensor network for space weather, including:
    • critical national infrastructure
    • minerals
  • ecological applications of quantum-enabled radar, such as the impact of the urban landscape on migratory bird routes.

Details on how to apply to attend can be found here: Quantum sensing for environmental sciences – UKRI

 For any queries, please do not hesitate to get in contact QuantumTechnologies@epsrc.ukri.org.


First published: 4 August 2022