The Council has a broad science portfolio and works with the academic and industrial communities to share its expertise in materials science, space and ground-based astronomy technologies, laser science, microelectronics, wafer scale manufacturing, particle and nuclear physics, alternative energy production, radio communications and radar.
How we are funded
The Science and Technology Facilities Council is an independent, non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (DBIS).
Who we fund
The STFC provides a wide selection of funding opportunities for all major scientific projects within the UK. This funding is distributed across a variety of projects, from "home-grown" projects to international research collaborations that involve hundreds of researchers around the world. Through grants and other schemes, STFC funds major universities and laboratories.