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Solicitation of research/grant

R&D activities that gather knowledge from inside and outside of Japan are necessary for decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi NPS, and so participation by institutes and universities that engage in R&D in a broad range of fields is being solicited for many projects.

This page is also regularly updated for research solicitation and grant information on each project.

What's New

 General competitive bidding announced for METI’s “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management”. [March 10, 2020 updated]

Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management [Application deadline: March 19 (Thursday)] new
  • Development of Analysis and Estimation Technology for Characterization of Fuel Debris (Development of Technologies for Enhanced Analysis Accuracy and Thermal Behavior Estimation of Fuel Debris)
  • Development of Investigation Technology of Inside of RPV
  • Development of Technologies for Fuel Debris Retrieval Gradually Expanded Its Scale

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 General competitive bidding announced for MEXT’s “The Center of World Intelligence Project for Nuclear S&T and Human Resource Development”. [May 30, 2019]

The Center of World Intelligence Project for Nuclear S&T and Human Resource Development [Application deadline: July 18 (Thursday)]
  • International collaboration type decommissioning research program (Project of Japan and Russia joint research on atomic energy)

 General competitive bidding announced for MEXT’s “Nuclear Power System R&D Project”. [May 22, 2019]

Nuclear Power System R&D Project [Application deadline: July 10 (Wednesday)] (Only The Japanese Page)
  • Safety basic technology R&D
  • Technology for reduction of radioactive waste and the level of harm

 General competitive bidding announced for MEXT’s “The Center of World Intelligence Project for Nuclear S&T and Human Resource Development”. [April 24, 2019]

The Center of World Intelligence Project for Nuclear S&T and Human Resource Development
  • Common fundamental type atomic energy research program [Application deadline: June 7 (Friday)]
  • Problem solution type decommissioning research program [Application deadline: June 7 (Friday)]
  • Human resource development type decommissioning research program [Application deadline: June 7 (Friday)]
  • International collaboration type decommissioning research program (Project of Japan and England joint research on atomic energy) [Application deadline: June 20 (Thursday)]

 General competitive bidding announced for METI’s “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management”. [May 17, 2019]

Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management (Development of Technologies for Retrieving Fuel Debris and Internal Structures) [Application deadline: May 27 (Monday)] Closed
  • Technical Service related to Ensuring Confinement Functions of Junctions (International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.))

 General competitive bidding announced for METI’s “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management”. [April 12, 2019]

Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management [Application deadline: May 15 (Wednesday)] Closed
  • Development of Analysis and Estimation Technology for Characterization of Fuel Debris (Development of Estimation Technology of Aging Properties of Fuel Debris)

 General competitive bidding announced for METI’s “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management”. [March 4, 2019]

Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management [Application deadline: March 20 (Wednesday)] Closed
  • Development of Analysis and Estimation Technology for Characterization of Fuel Debris
  • Development of Sampling Technologies for Retrieving Fuel Debris and Internal Structures
  • Development of Technologies for Retrieving Fuel Debris and Internal Structures
  • Development of Technologies for Retrieving Fuel Debris and Internal Structures (Dust Collection System)
  • Development of Technologies for Containing, Transportation and Storage of Fuel Debris
  • Research and Development of Processing and Disposal of Solid Waste

 General competitive bidding announced for METI’s “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management”. [January 22, 2019]

Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management (Development of Closed Circulation Systems for Water inside PCV) [Application deadline: February 4 (Monday)]
  • Technical Service related to the Development and Verification of Element Technology required for Access and Connection in Drywell (International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.))

 General competitive bidding announced for METI’s “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management”. [July 5, 2018]

Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management (Development of Technologies for Containing, Transportation and Storage of Fuel Debris) [Application deadline: July 20 (Friday)] Closed
  • Confirmation of Structural Integrity of Storage Canister (International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.))

 General competitive bidding announced for MEXT’s “The Center of World Intelligence Project for Nuclear S&T and Human Resource Development”. [May 22, 2018]

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Common Fundamental Type Atomic Energy Research Program [Application deadline: June 22 (Friday)] Closed
  • Common fundamental type atomic energy research
Problem Solution Type Decommissioning Research Program [Application deadline: June 22 (Friday)] Closed
  • Problem solution type decommissioning research
International Collaboration Type Decommissioning Research Program (Project of Japan and England Joint Research on Atomic Energy) [Application deadline: July 12 (Thursday)] Closed
  • Joint research on risk evaluation and management in Nuclear Technology
  • Joint research on advanced remote technologies for Nuclear Technology
International Collaboration Type Decommissioning Research Program (Project of Japan and France Joint Research on Atomic Energy) [Application deadline: June 22 (Friday)] Closed
  • Joint research on basic and fundamental technologies for operation under extreme severe environment such as robotics including cobotics; remote operation; localization and mapping; image processing; observation system; sensor and materials

 General competitive bidding announced for METI’s “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management”. [June 27, 2018]

Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management (Development of Technologies for Containing, Transportation and Storage of Fuel Debris) [Application deadline: July 9 (Monday)] Closed
  • Confirmation of Structural Formability of Storage Canister Lids (Part 2) (International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.))
Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management (Development of Sampling Technologies for Retrieving Fuel Debris and Internal Structures) [Application deadline: June 29 (Friday)] Closed
  • Technical Service related to Conceptual Study on Sampling Method for Fuel Debris inside the Reactor Pressure Vessel(RPV) (International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.))

 General competitive bidding announced for MEXT’s “Nuclear Power System R&D Project”. [May 18, 2018]

Nuclear Power System R&D Project [Application deadline: July 6 (Friday)] Closed
  • Safety basic technology R&D
  • Technology for reduction of radioactive waste and the level of harm

Solicitation Projects

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) / The Center of World Intelligence Project for Nuclear S&T and Human Resource Development(Only The Japanese Page)

Secretariat

Nuclear Safety Research Association (NSRA)

Project introduction

We promote innovative R&D by universities and others in diverse nuclear power systems (reactors, reprocessing, fuel fabrication), in order to be able to respond correctly to a variety of problems that nuclear power will face in the future, and at the same time to ensure Japan’s international competitiveness in the nuclear power field.

Outline of each project and past solicitation results
Nuclear Power System R&D Project (Only The Japanese Page)
The Center of World Intelligence Project for Nuclear S&T and Human Resource Development (Only The Japanese Page)
The Initiative for Atomic Energy Basic and Generic Strategic Research (Only The Japanese Page)

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) / Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management

Secretariat

Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.

Project introduction

By supporting development of technologies that contribute to decommissioning and contaminated water management, the project aims to raise the level of Japan’s science and technology and to promote smooth advancement of decommissioning and contaminated water management countermeasures.

Next Plan of R&D Projects
FY 2020 Research and Development Plan for Decommissioning (METI, Secretariat of the Team for Countermeasures for Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Treatment (February 27, 2020)) (PDF) (Only The Japanese Page)
Table of each project and past solicitation results
FY 2014 - 2019 supplementary budget “Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management”

Public solicitation by International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (IRID)

 IRID gathers knowledge from inside and outside Japan and conduct R&D, in order to solve extremely difficult technical problems unparalleled in the world. IRID is working on procurement by solicitation in order to perform the R&D activities that are open to the public.

Public solicitation by TEPCO Group

TEPCO Group gathers knowledge from all kinds of research institutes and corporations both inside and outside of Japan, in its efforts to put all of its strength into decommissioning tasks at Fukushima Daiichi NPS.
 As they move forward with unprecedented tasks, in order to overcome the many issues and difficult tasks, expert knowledge and high-level technology are necessary from inside and outside of Japan.

Topics

 Management Office for the Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management (Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.) announced the adoption result. [June 7, 2019]

"Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management", FY 2019 Adoption Result (the second solicitation)

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 Management Office for the Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management (Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.) announced the adoption result. [April 4, 2019]

"Project of Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management", FY 2019 Adoption Result (the first solicitation)

 JAEA announced the adoption result of solicitation subjects. [September 11, 2018]

"The Center of World Intelligence Project for Nuclear S&T and Human Resource Development", FY 2018 Adoption Subjects

 Atomic Energy Society of Japan is collecting papers. [August 16, 2018]

Special Number of "the Decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi NPS" [Application deadline: October 1 (Monday)] Closed