Particle Physics Grants Panel

The Particle Physics Grants Panel (PPGP) is responsible for assessing and making recommendations to the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Executive on research grant applications in particle physics covering:

  • scientific exploitation of facilities and projects
  • ‘blue skies’ technology research
  • theory
  • modelling
  • data handling
  • high-performance computing access

Organisational structure


  • Professor Mitesh Patel, Imperial College London (Experiment)
  • Professor Claudia de Rham, Imperial College London (Theory)

Core members

  • Professor Evgueni Goudzovski, University of Birmingham (Experiment)
  • Professor Daniel Maitre, IPPP (Theory)

Non-core members

  • Professor Gert Aarts, Swansea University (Theory)
  • Professor Bobby Acharya, Kings College London (Theory)
  • Professor Andreas Brandhuber, Queen Mary University of London (Theory)
  • Dr Rebecca Chislett, University College London (Experiment)
  • Dr Joanne Cole, Brunel University London (Experiment)
  • Professor Ben Gripaios, University of Cambridge (Theory)
  • Dr Carl Gwilliam, University of Liverpool (Experiment)
  • Dr Asher Kaboth, Royal Holloway University of London (Experiment)
  • Dr Phillip Litchfield, University of Glasgow (Experiment)
  • Professor Daniel Litim, University of Sussex (Theory)
  • Dr Kimberly Palladino, University of Oxford (Experiment)
  • Dr Susha Parameswaran, University of Liverpool (Theory)
  • Professor Darren Price, The University of Manchester (Experiment)
  • Professor Eram Rizvi, Queen Mary University of London (Experiment)
  • Professor Sakura Schafer-Nameki, University of Oxford (Theory)
  • Professor Roman Zwicky, The University of Edinburgh (Theory)

Terms of reference

The panel’s role is to:

  • assess and make recommendations to the STFC Executive for research awards in particle physics
  • take account, as appropriate, of any strategic advice provided by STFC
  • provide clear, concise feedback to applicants
  • advise the Science Board and Executive as required on all issues relating to research grants, including monitoring the level of funding allocated to grants per round
  • liaise with other bodies as necessary
  • carry out such other tasks associated with peer review as the Executive might require
  • take account, as appropriate, of the recommendations of external reviewers and the conclusion of specialist peer review panels, as convened by the executive to advise on consolidated grants, contiguous groups of research requests, or research requests which are judged (on the basis of cost or propriety) to warrant such separate in-depth assessment


STFC invites nominations to join its panels and committees on an annual basis. If you are interested in joining the PPGP, contact:

David Brown


Last updated: 29 September 2023

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