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Eligibility of subject area

Proposals for research grants must fall within the remit of STFC.

The STFC Programme remit covers the following core subject areas:

  • particle physics
  • astronomy
  • particle astrophysics
  • solar and planetary science
  • nuclear physics
  • accelerator science
  • research that seeks to transfer the skills, techniques and technologies developed within the core areas (as above) into other areas

Check the eligibility of your subject area

Potential applicants should seek advice from STFC well in advance of submitting a proposal if they are unsure about the relevance of their research grant proposal to STFC’s area of research.

Check if your proposal covers the STFC remit.

Where a proposal is received that does not address STFC’s area of science, it may be referred, in consultation with the principal investigator, to a more appropriate research council.

Contact us when a proposal may be considered cross disciplinary within STFC.

See guidance on where a proposal may be considered as cross council.

Gravitational waves

If your proposal involves research into gravitational waves, check the STFC Gravitational Waves Remit.

Last updated: 20 May 2022

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