In June 2018, STFC Executive Chair Mark Thomson opened a formal series of discussions with our research communities designed to identify new world class science and technology proposals for potential future investment. The areas in scope were: particle physics, particle astrophysics, nuclear physics, astronomy, UK National Facilities (Diamond, Central Laser Facility and ISIS Neutron Source), e-infrastructure, accelerator R&D, enabling technologies, and STFC laboratory departments. Further detail of the project is available.
In September and October 2018, STFC’s Council, Science Board and Executive Board considered the inputs received from our communities, and agreed to publish the full list (PDF, 244KB). The project has successfully refreshed our portfolio of potential future funding opportunities. STFC wishes to stress that the list has not been prioritised, so as to maintain maximum flexibility in preparing future budget proposals. We are developing a process to ensure the list is regularly refreshed so that we are aware of new ideas, or those that are no longer relevant.
Last updated: 12 October 2018