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Key Facts & Figures

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…essential information about STFC



How much…

…is STFC’s annual budget?

Our allocation is £660 million for 2016-17 and £678 million for 2017-18.

…is the total value of STFC’s research portfolio?

We support 777 grants worth £444,289,952 (June 2015)

How many…

…staff does STFC employ?


…patents has STFC research led to?

59 patent families with around 200 live patents

…PhD studentships does STFC currently fund?

Around 800 PhDs in universities and we provide some 16,800 postgraduate training days each year at our facilities and departments across a range of disciplines

…academics does STFC support in astronomy, nuclear and particle physics?

Over 1,700

..people access the UK large science facilities?

3,600, carrying out 2000 experiments and writing 900 publications

Further facts and figures are included in STFC’s Annual Report.

Last updated: 07 August 2017


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