Membership to STFC Advisory Bodies and Peer Review Panels - Call 2024

Closed 22 May 2024

Opened 15 Apr 2024

Feedback expected 1 Nov 2024


Every year, a number of vacancies become available on the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) advisory bodies and peer review panels. These bodies perform a vital function for STFC, providing advice and guidance that aids our strategic direction and supports our decision-making processes.

STFC cover funding for Frontier Science Programme core areas (the PPAN areas of particle physics, particle astrophysics, astronomy, and nuclear physics, alongside the accelerator science and computing programmes that accompany them) but also run facilities and advisory panels, therefore, we’re interested in your expertise in different types of the main core areas where applicable.

Why your views matter

Members have the opportunity to influence STFC’s strategy, policies, and funding decisions, as well as guiding STFC to develop the societal impact of our investments and best support our research and innovation communities.

Members will also be able to expand their professional networks and explore a wide range of challenges related to investment in UK science and engineering.

We are seeking applications from academia, government, industry, the ‘third sector’ or civil society communities (including charities) relevant to STFC’s grant programmes, and from the communities supported by STFC facilities. Submissions from STFC employees (for example scientists, technologists,  project managers or engineers) who meet the criteria for panels are also welcome.

Reaching the widest possible pool of applicants

Communities are asked strongly to encourage their relevant network and colleagues to participate. Please pass on the details of this page. Please note, all applicants should apply directly.

If appropriate STFC may open the opportunity up again to encourage a wider pool of applicants and to ensure that we have a balance across the different range of representation and experiences we are seeking. We encourage all members of our community to either put themselves forward for membership of our boards and panels or to recommend other qualified candidates to apply themselves.

What happens next

Start dates and term lengths

This is an annual opportunity and, as a result, membership may commence at different times. For most committees and panels members will be appointed for 3 years unless otherwise stated.

All selection outcomes will be communicated to applicants in October – November 2024.


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