Friday, 13 August 2010

STFC: Consultation on Future Grant Options

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has been reviewing the way it distributes research funding. It now wants to find out what you think of the possible options. These are:
  • Option 1: 1-3 year Standard Grants;
  • Option 2: Additional 6 year Core Grants. This option would provide a degree of funding stability for key generic “core” staff (technical, engineers, IT and administrative staff);
  • Option 3: 5 year Rolling Exploitation Grants alongside Standard Grants (the current system). STFC believe that, with the anticipated cuts and the lack of flexibility this option offers, the level of support/number of grants that could be funded would be at a significantly reduced.
The consultation form will be available from here next week and will close at 4pm on 6th September 2010.

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