Science and Technology Facilities Council

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) supports research in particle physics, astronomy, astrophysics, nuclear physics, and solar system science.

Most studentships are awarded on the basis of a quota allocations made to Schools.

STFC offers postgraduate funding for Standard Research Studentships which are awarded on a quota basis.

A number of of CASE Studentships and CASE-Plus Studentships are also available in collaboration with industry. These are awarded on a peer-reviewed project basis.


Candidates should not apply directly to STFC but rather should indicate that they wish to be considered for a studentship on their postgraduate application form.


Full information regarding awards can be obtained from the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

  • Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
  • Education, Training and Careers Section
  • Polaris House
  • North Star Avenue
  • Swindon
  • SN2 1SZ
  • Work: +44 (0) 1793 442118

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