Reminder: Invitation to STFC’s Astronomy Consolidated Grant Community Consultation

Further to the message sent below; just to inform you that there are currently plenty of in person spaces available so we are removing the restriction of one person per RO/department. If you would like to attend in person and have already signed up for an online spot then you can amend your ticket.

If you have yet to sign up and would like to attend; all in-person registrations must be completed by Tuesday 24th May and online registrations by Thursday 9th June.

STFC invites you to join it for a consultation to canvass the Astronomy community’s views on proposed changes to/a replacement of the current Consolidated Grant (CG) scheme. The meeting will take place on Monday 13th June 2022 from 1pm to 4.30pm (to include a short refreshment break).

This follows on from STFC’s review of CGs which reported to its Science Board a while ago and reflects the desire to implement a more flexible and appropriate way to deliver funding for astronomy research grants, within the UKRI environment. The current plan only affects Astronomy grants. The hope is to have a new scheme in place for the 2023 grants round.

Professor Jim Wild, who chaired STFC’s CG Review Implementation Panel, will be presenting and leading the discussion. He will be joined by panellists Professor Lyndsay Fletcher (current AGP Chair) and Professor Mark Sullivan (current AGP deputy), along with representatives from STFC.
There will be a presentation of the options under consideration and time for a Q&A session.

This is a hybrid meeting. The in-person element will be hosted by UCL (25 Gordon Street, E28 Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre, London, WC1H 0AY ). As there will be limited places for in-person attendance please do not sign up more than one attendee from your research organisation or department (we will inform people if there are additional spaces available).There will be no limit on the number of online attendees. If you are attending online a zoom link will be sent to you post-registration.

Sign up to attend
In order to attend please sign up in advance of the meeting by following the link below:

Please register for the correct option, if you have signed up to attend via zoom and turn up in person we will not be able to accommodate you.
Please note all in-person registrations must be completed by Tuesday 24th May.
Online registrations will stay open until Thursday 9th June.