Guidance for applicants - STFC

STFC provides research grant funding to UK higher education institutions and research organisations for astronomy, particle physics, nuclear physics, and for associated technology development, research infrastructure and knowledge exchange.

Types of funding we offer

Explore the ways we fund research and get an overview of who can apply

Check if you’re eligible for funding

Find out if our research interests match yours and what we’re looking for in individuals and organisations

Costs we fund

Check what costs you can apply for and how much, and the cost categories to use in your application

Project partners, subcontractors and collaborators

Find out about the rules governing contributions from project partners and the costs we’ll fund

What to include in your proposal

Guidance to help you gather and present the information we need for a funding application

How to submit your proposal

Find out about registering for our online submission system, how to send us your proposal and where to get support


Know when your proposal needs to be submitted by with this summary of call deadlines

What happens after you submit your proposal

Learn about how we decide which proposals get funding and the part you can play

Your responsibilities if you get funding

Check what you’re committing to when you submit your proposal

Contact and support

Get help with your questions about funding, preparing and submitting applications and the assessment process

Frequently asked questions

Get answers to your questions about grants you are applying for and have received

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