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Astronomy Grants Panel

Key facts

The panel's role is to:

  • Assess and make recommendations to the STFC Executive on all research grant applications in astronomy, including space science and solar terrestrial physics covering theory, exploitation and basic technology research.
     
  • Take account as appropriate of the conclusions of specialist peer review panels. These may be convened by the Executive to advise on strategic priorities for science and technology research, and research requests which are judged (on the basis of cost or propriety) to warrant such separate, in depth assessment, such as those with a common theme.
     
  • Make recommendations to the Science Board and to the Science Programme Advisory Committee (SPAC) of the UK Space Agency on research awards. With Science Board and SPAC endorsement, make final recommendations on awards to the STFC Executive.
     
  • Take account as appropriate of the conclusions of specialist peer review panels. These may be convened by the Executive to advise on strategic priorities for science and technology research, and research requests which are judged (on the basis of cost or propriety) to warrant such separate, in depth assessment, such as those with a common theme.
     
  • Carry out such other tasks associated with peer review as the Executive might require.

Organisational Structure

Membership from 01/01/2021 – 31/12/2021

  • Prof L Fletcher (Chair) – University of Glasgow
  • Prof M Sullivan (Deputy Chair) – University of Southampton

AGP: Astronomy Observation

  • Prof M Swinbank (Chair) – Durham University
  • Dr B Davies – Liverpool John Moores University
  • Dr M Gray – University of Nottingham
  • Dr R Tojeiro – University of St Andrews
  • Prof M Wyatt – University of Cambridge
  • Prof S Zane – MSSL-UCL

AGP: Technology Expertise

  • Dr K O’Brien – Durham University
  • Dr N Bannister – University of Leicester
  • Dr H Schnetler – STFC - UKATC

AGP: Astronomy Theory

  • Dr T Rogers (Chair) – Newcastle University
  • Prof C Dobbs – University of Exeter
  • Dr D Mulryne – Queen Mary University of London
  • Dr A Slyz – University of Oxford

AGP: Solar Studies & Solar Terrestrial Physics

  • Prof S Matthews (Chair) – MSSL-UCL
  • Dr P Bushby – Newcastle University
  • Dr R Fear – University of Southampton
  • Dr A Yeates – Durham University

AGP: Planetary Studies

  • Dr R Jones (Chair) – University of Manchester
  • Dr M Patel – The Open University
  • Dr L Ray – Lancaster University
  • Dr N Teanby – University of Bristol

Last updated: 26 January 2021

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