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Overview of the Evaluation

1. Objectives and the Research Fields

The objective of UK-Japan Collaborative Research is to promote cooperation in science and technology as well as to lead to major benefits for both United Kingdom and Japan. The program is administered based on an intergovernmental agreement between Japan and UK in the field of “Ocean Research”, as designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

Research programme of “Marine Sensors Proof of Concept” 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 and high-reward innovative sensing technologies.

2. Prospective Japanese Applicants

Researchers at universities, research institutes or private companies in Japan.

3. Period of Research

Up to 36 months

4. Amount of Funding

Maximum cost of ¥19.5 million (including indirect costs) for the Japanese component of each project.

5. Evaluation Process

Proposals were peer‐reviewed by experts nominated by NERC and JST, and evaluated by a Moderating Panel. Based on the final funding recommendations made by the Moderating Panel, JST and NERC jointly decided on the three successful projects to select for funding.

6. Evaluation Criteria

The following general evaluation criteria were applied to each application:

JST, an integrated organization of science and technology in Japan, establishes an infrastructure for the entire process from the creation of knowledge to the return to the society. For more information, visit http://www.jst.go.jp/EN/