We deliver fantastically exciting science both directly
through our own research facilities, and by providing funding for academic
research, studentships, industrial collaborations, science communicators and
These include grants to
university-based research and post-graduate training - supporting an academic
community of around 1,700 in particle physics, astronomy (including space
science) and nuclear physics working at over 50 universities and research
institutes including a rolling cohort of more than 900 PhD students.
Our funding support also
includes providing access to large-scale infrastructures and analytical
facilities that are beyond the means of any single university or research
group. We also provide access to international facilities that are beyond the
resources of any single nation. More than 3,500 users access STFC’s UK large facilities
Details of these funding programmes are available through
the links on this page including guidance on applications, and our
Details of previous grants are also available.
Our science and technology delivers real world benefits to
the UK and the world – societal, economic, scientific and international.