Derisking geological disposal of radioactive waste in the UK

Apply for funding to understand and predict how potential lower strength sedimentary host rock environments might be impacted by the introduction of a geological disposal facility for radioactive waste.

You will apply new expertise to address 3 challenge areas:

  • geological isolation
  • contaminant pathways
  • mathematical modelling

You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for NERC funding.

The full economic cost of your project can be up to £5 million. NERC will fund 80% of the full economic cost for UK organisations.

Projects must start by 2 October 2023 and last no longer than 48 months.

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Closing date: 23 Mar 2023