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
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
“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
To apply, you’ll need:
When applying for your scholarship, ensure you demonstrate your knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for both physics and teaching.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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.