STFC Public engagement fellowships

The Science and Technology Facilities Council invites applications for its public engagement fellowships. These enable highly skilled practitioners of public engagement to deliver a prolonged, thematic programme of public engagement and highlight the achievements of STFC science and technology.

Programmes should focus around the following areas:

  • particle physics;
  • nuclear physics;
  • solar and planetary science;
  • astronomy;
  • particle astrophysics;
  • cosmology;
  • accelerator science.

Applications are open to any applicant who can demonstrate a strong track record of research in an STFC-funded area of science and technology, or can demonstrate a strong track record of research that has been underpinned by use of the council’s national laboratories and facilities. Applicants must have a contract of employment at a UK research organisation that wholly covers the duration of the fellowship. Host institutions should provide public engagement fellows with the appropriate level of assistance and support. Fellowships will not be awarded for the sole purpose of authorship and publication of books and novels, though proposals in which the production of a book is an output of a longer programme will be considered.

Fellowships should take up at least 20 per cent of the fellow’s time for a period of up to 36 months. Awards are worth up to £125,000 at 80 per cent full economic cost, or up to £100,000.

  • Applications due: 4pm, 30 March 2017.
  • Award type: Early-Career fellowships; Directed grants for individual investigators; Senior fellowships; Mid-Career fellowships; Publish, edit, translate, disseminate
  • Full details: STFC PE page
  • Contact name: Neville Hollingworth