Graduate Opportunity

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships 2022

Physics.

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Helping you train to teach physics in 2022 – 2023

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland. It seeks to raise public awareness and understanding of physics, inspire people to develop their knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of physics and support the development of a diverse and inclusive physics community. As a charity, it has a mission to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.

“The IOP community is energetic, hugely experienced, fascinating and so rewarding. You find soulmates in both the IOP and the other scholars.” Royd, IOP Scholar

Training at the Institute of Physics

Discover the various training opportunities offered by the Institute of Physics. To watch the full Gradcracker/Institute of Physics webinar, click here.

Inspire others with your passion for physics

Could you use your knowledge to change the world for the better?

An Institute of Physics (IOP) teacher training scholarship could help you start an exciting new career as a physics teacher. 175 scholarships are available for 2022 – 2023, giving you the support you need to succeed and stand out.

With an IOP scholarship, you get

  • Support to develop your physics teaching skills including Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshops.
  • Funding of £26,000 (tax free).
  • The benefits of IOP membership for your training year.

“The main advantage [of the scholarship] is all of the professional development opportunities, which have given me the chance to fully engage with physics teaching at this crucial time of my career” - Aiden, IOP Scholar

What you need to apply

To apply, you’ll need:

  • A good knowledge of physics, and a passion for the subject.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and inspire others.
  • A physics or related degree.
  • A physics A-Level or equivalent (grade C or above) is desirable.
  • An excellent academic record, with a first, 2:1, master’s or PhD degree (proven or predicted). In exceptional circumstances, applicants with a 2:2 and significant relevant experience will be considered.
  • A secured place (by September 2022) on an eligible university, school-based initial teacher training (SCITT) or School Direct (non-salaried) physics or physics with maths course resulting in qualified teacher status (QTS) in England for the 2022 - 2023 academic year – although you can apply for a scholarship first.
  • To qualify as a home student and be entitled to support under the Student Finance England criteria.

When applying for your scholarship, ensure you demonstrate your knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for both physics and teaching.

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How to Apply

If your online application is shortlisted, it will be reviewed by a panel of IOP staff including experienced physics teachers. You will also be asked to complete a further online subject knowledge test.

Remember: You can apply before or after you have secured your place on a teacher training course. If you are doing an SKE course, we recommend you apply towards the end of the course.

We look forward to receiving your application.

If you have any questions about the application process, please get in touch by sending an email to teach@iop.org or call 020 7470 4959.

There are 175 scholarships available for 2022 – 2023. Not winning a scholarship does not mean you are unsuitable for teaching. Whatever happens, we will support you in training to become a physics teacher through our early career teacher programme.

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