EPSRC launch quantum sensing for environmental science grant
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
- 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