Funder, enabler, hands-on researcher, facility provider, collaboration broker…our many faceted role makes a distinctive and decisive contribution to sustaining the UK’s position at the vanguard of global research. Our scientists and engineers are amongst the best in the world and together we make a real difference.
One of seven UK Research Councils, we are the primary funder for Astronomy, Nuclear, Particle and Particle Astrophysics. With the UK Space Agency, we support Space Exploration. On behalf of the other Research Councils, we manage access to large science facilities for UK researchers through our own facilities and international agreements , making available cutting edge machines to provide x-rays, lasers and neutrons. Continuing our international leadership role, we manage the UK subscriptions to major collaborations in our science areas, such as CERN and ESO.
STFC strives to maximise the impact of our science and technology.