The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) funds research in these core areas:
- astronomy, solar and planetary science
- particle physics
- particle astrophysics
- nuclear physics
- accelerator science
- computational science.
We also fund research that takes skills, techniques and technologies developed in those core areas, and seeks to transfer them into other areas.
Additional STFC programmes include:
- the Horizons Programme
- knowledge-exchange funding, which has included opportunities such as the Challenge Led Applied Systems Programme (CLASP), Innovations Partnership Scheme, follow-on funding and Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAAs)
- public engagement funding.
Check if your research is within STFC’s remit
Before making a research proposal, you can check if your research is suitable for STFC funding. It’s a good idea to do this if your research is interdisciplinary or not clearly within STFC’s core areas.
Other areas we support
We support many more research areas through the research facilities and resources we manage and invest in.