The Center of World Intelligence Project for Nuclear Science and Technology and Human Resource Development

The Center of World Intelligence Project for Nuclear Science and Technology and Human Resource Development

1. Outline of the project

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) organized the Collaborative Laboratories for Advanced Decommissioning Science (CLADS) in 2015. The CLADS is promoting research and development related to the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings. Inc.(TEPCO), based on the Mid-and-Long-Term Roadmap towards the Decommissioning of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

In April 2017, the International Collaborative Research Building that is the core of the research at CLADS started in operation. Hereafter, CLDS is expected to aim for constructing the basis for decommissioning research by promoting basic research/development and human resource development in collaboration with the domestic and oversea universities and research institute, based on the needs at the decommissioning site.

Under such circumstances, the main sponsor of the "Center of World Intelligence Project for Nuclear Science and Technology and Human Resource Development" (Project) that has been conducted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) since FY2015 was moved from MEXT to JAEA from FY2018. The construction of the program was also changed to "Common Basic-type Nuclear Energy Research Program", "Problem-Solving-type Decommissioning Research Program", and "International-Collaboration-type Decommissioning Research Program". Herewith, the collaboration between JAEA and academia will be reinforced. Also, we will construct a system where mid-to-long term research and development and human resource development contributing to the decommissioning are steadily and continuously implemented.

This Project is composed of the multiple programs. In the present public offering, the new applications will be adopted in "Common Basic-type Nuclear Energy Research Program", "Problem-Solving-type Decommissioning Research Program", and "International-Collaboration-type Decommissioning Research Program".

2. Adopted application

As the new topics in FY2018 for "Common Basic-type Nuclear Energy Research Program", "Problem-Solving-type Decommissioning Research Program", and "International-Collaboration-type Decommissioning Research Program", the adopted applications are shown elsewhere.

3. Background to the decision of adoption

The public offering was opened from May 22, 2018 to June 22, 2018. Only for the Japan-UK collaboration program, it was opened until July 22, 2018. 49 topics were proposed in "Common Basic-type Nuclear Energy Research Program" (14 topics for young researchers, and 35 topics for general), 28 topics were proposed in "Problem-Solving-type Decommissioning Research Program", and 5 topics were proposed in "International-Collaboration-type Decommissioning Research Program". In the review committee composed of the external experts (see the reference 1), the proposals were screened by the document and the oral presentation. For the Japan-UK collaboration program, the topics were selected by the Japan-UK joint review committee.

After the primary screening, the topic were selected through PD and PO meetings.


<History of revision>

Sept. 11, 2018 The public offering of the Common Basic-type Nuclear Energy Research Program opened.

Sept. 18, 2018 The public offering of the Problem-Solving-type Decommissioning Research Program opened (first revision).

Sept. 28, 2018 The public offering of International-Collaboration-type Decommissioning Research Program opened (second revision)