Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics Research Grants

Particle Physics Research Grants support research in the areas of experimental and theoretical particle physics and certain aspects of particle astrophysics. Applications for work in these areas are assessed by the Particle Physics Grants Panel (PPGP).


For further information and advice on how to apply please contact Jane Long or Sarah Verth.

How to Apply

Consolidated grants

The next experimental consolidated grant review will take place in 2018. The closing date for applications is 13 February 2018 at 4pm. The guidance can be found as follows: Guidelines – PPGP Experiment 2018 Consolidated Grants (PDF, 292KB).

The next theory consolidated grant review will take place in 2019.

Further information can be found on our how to apply for research grants page.

New Applicants scheme

This scheme is intended to provide support for newly appointed academic members of staff (lecturers or lecturer equivalent fellows) who have joined a department between grant reviews. For more information see the new applicants scheme section of the Research Grants Handbook.

Conference and short course applications

Applications can be made at any time for contributions to the cost of organising conferences and workshops within the PPGP's area of interest. Applications should include the following information:

  • The proposed programme and list of speakers
  • The likely benefits to the UK Particle Physics community of holding the conference or workshop
  • A budget setting out both costs and income, based on estimated attendance and contributions from other sources (both guaranteed and requested)

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