Science and Technology Facilities Council

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a United Kingdom government agency that carries out research in science and engineering, and funds UK research in areas including particle physics, nuclear physics, space science and astronomy (both ground-based and space-based).

Science and Technology Facilities Council
AbbreviationSTFC
Formation2007
TypeNon-departmental public body
Legal statusGovernment agency
PurposeFunding of science research
HeadquartersPolaris House
Location
  • North Star Avenue,
    Swindon,
    SN2 1SZ
Region served
United Kingdom
Executive Chair
Mark Thomson
Main organ
STFC Council
Parent organisation
Websitestfc.ukri.org