UK SKA Regional Centre Open Call and Townhall (Wednesday 4th May)

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has made funding available to support UK SKA Regional Centre (UKSRC) activities that deliver the UKSRC Strategy. The UK SKA Regional Centre Open Call has been created to enable the greatest possible return to the UK from its investment in the SKA, both scientific and within the data science technical work.  The objective of the Open Call is to invite Proposals from Consortia to deliver the objectives of the UKSRC Strategy. The goal of the Call is to identify a single Consortium to undertake the work. Through adequate community engagement, it is anticipated that the UK Astronomical Community forms a single Consortium and submits a single Proposal to the Open Call.

Applicant Guidelines, which includes the UKSRC Strategy, can be found at

Information on the opportunity will also become available on UKRI’s Funding Finder:

This call will close on the 28th July 2022 at 4pm.

Queries can be sent to George Madden (Head of SKA Project,, Simon Haynes (SKA Assistant Programme Manager, and Kim Burchell (Heard of Astronomy Awards,

Townhall: Developing the UK SKA Regional Centre (UK SRC)

We are pleased to announce an online Town Hall meeting (Wednesday May 4th 11:00 – 13:00) with regard to the UK SKA Regional Centre open call. This is part of a programme of engagement activities to develop the consortium and identify the community’s priorities. As well as the resources and support UK researchers require to fully harness the SKA’s data and generate new knowledge. The Town Hall meeting will provide an update on the SKA landscape and ongoing activities, information about the call, and community engagement activities, followed by a Q&A session.  It will be recorded.  Please register online. Additional information will be shared prior to the Town Hall meeting via the Slack SKA Science workspace and on our website.


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