SUPERGEN Marine Challenge 3 - Research on Marine Energy Development

EPSRC, as part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Energy Programme, invites proposals for collaborative research projects to undertake fundamental research that will investigate novel concepts for marine energy development. Three priority remit areas were identified at a scoping workshop in October 2013 and have been further refined (in consultation with UK marine energy champions) to form the remit of this call:

  • Wave and Tidal Array Modelling
  • Novel Materials, Components and Sub-Systems
  • Increasing Survivability and Reliability

As marine energy development is a truly global initiative, EPSRC would encourage proposals that aim to build new (or build on existing) collaborations with international academic researchers in wave and tidal energy. Please note the usual EPSRC funding restrictions apply for international researchers.

For each project application there should be a single submission with a single PI. The Institutions involved in the successful application(s) will be expected to become associate members of the SUPERGEN Marine Hub (UK Centre for Marine Energy Research [UKCMER]). In order to focus effort, applicants may only be named on one proposal for this call, either as a Principal Investigator (PI) or as a Co-Investigator (Co-I).

Any applicant intending to submit a proposal to this call must register their intent by submitting an Expression of Interest via the form at the bottom of the page by 23:59 on Tuesday 16 June 2015. Information requested includes the names and affiliations of the PI and any Co-Is, project partners, the research remit area(s), project outline, fit to UK marine research strategy and the approximate value of the funds to be requested. Please note that this is not intended to restrict detail in the final submission as changes will be allowed, but will give us an indication of the level of interest and enable the prompt identification of reviewers.

The call closes at 16:00 on 04 August 2015. Up to £3M is available for this call with EPSRC looking to fund four to five projects. The duration of the grant(s) may be up to three years. This call will be assessed by postal peer review followed by an interview panel meeting. Successful applicants will be informed of the outcome at the earliest opportunity.

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