IOP Teacher Training Scholarships
graduate scheme

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships

Institute of Physics (IOP)
East Midlands · East of Englandand 7 others
Time left to apply
2 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

The Institute of Physics is awarding £30,000 scholarships to outstanding physics and engineering graduates entering physics teacher training in September 2017.

We will reward 150 individuals who have the potential to become great teachers of physics. Each scholarship is designed to provide prospective teachers with financial and academic support during their training and beyond.

Each teacher training scholarship provides:
  • £30,000 tax-free funding
  • Free IOP membership for the teacher training year
  • Celebration event at the beginning of teacher training
  • Networking events and educational trips exclusively for scholars throughout the teacher training year

Company information

The Institute of Physics is a leading scientific society. We are a charitable organisation with a worldwide membership of more than 50,000, working together to advance physics education, research and application.

One of our core aims is to secure a flourishing future for physics. Fundamental to this is improving physics education and to this end we are working to address the shortage of specialist physics teachers.

Although we do not provide physics teacher training, we support all teachers of physics through funding, networking, CPD and a wealth of resources to use in the classroom.

Person requirements

IOP Scholarships are exclusive awards, so not everyone entering physics teacher training will receive one. We only have 150 to award and these will be given to the very best individuals who impress us with their academic record, physics subject knowledge and commitment to teaching. As IOP Scholarships are funded by the Department for Education, we can only award them to individuals who will be doing physics teacher training in England.

Qualifications and experience requirements

To be eligible for an IOP Teacher Training Scholarship you must:

  • Have an excellent, proven (or predicted) academic record with a first or 2:1 degree, or hold a PhD or master’s degree or recognised equivalent. If you have a 2:2 degree we will consider your application if you can demonstrate significant relevant experience
  • By September 2017, secure your training place on an eligible university-led or school-led (non-salaried) physics or physics-with-maths course in England for the 2017/18 academic year
  • Qualify as a home student and meet the bursary eligibility criteria set out in the National College for Teaching and Leadership bursary guidance
  • Have an excellent understanding of school-level physics
  • Have an excellent ability to explain physics ideas at school level
  • Have a proven interest in physics education
  • Possess the qualities required to be an inspirational teacher of physics

See full eligibility criteria here.

Accepted degree subjects

physics · transport engineering · mathematics · medicine and surgery · aerospace engineering · mechanical engineering · electronic and electrical engineering · engineering management · civil engineering and construction



If successful, you will receive £30,000 tax-free funding for your teacher training year. This will be paid in instalments during your training.


East Midlands · East of England · London · North East England · North West England · South East England · South West England · West Midlands · Yorkshire and the Humber

Contract and working hours


How to apply

Number of vacancies: 150

Closing date: 17/07/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/05/2017