Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

STFC’s mission is to deliver world-leading national and international research and innovation capabilities and, through those, discover the secrets of the Universe. Our major research and innovation campuses at Harwell, Daresbury and research facilities across the UK and overseas support fundamental research in astronomy, physics, computational science and space science.




Funding opportunities

Public engagement Spark Awards 2023 round 2

Apply for funds to engage the public with STFC-supported science, technology or facilities.

We’d particularly like to fund projects that engage:

  • eight to 14-year-olds, and their families, from socioeconomically deprived areas
    groups considered to have low science capital.
  • The cost of your project can be up to £15,000
  • projects can last up to 36 months

Expression of interest: BBSRC-STFC facility access funding for bioscience partnerships round two

Apply for funding to support UK business and bioscience academic partnerships in accessing and benefitting from STFC skills, expertise, capabilities, and world class facilities to find solutions to industrially relevant challenges.

An academic partner is required for the full proposal stage.


Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC),
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