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

Nucleus Awards 2024 Stage 1

Apply for funding to engage the public with Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) supported science, technology or facilities.

You must work for an organisation that:

  • is based in the UK
  • has audited accounts

Proposals must include a subject matter expert in an STFC funded area.

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


Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC),
Polaris House,
North Star Avenue,


There are no upcoming STFC events at this time.

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