The Institute of Physics is awarding £30,000 scholarships to outstanding physics and engineering graduates entering physics teacher training in September 2017.
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
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.
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
Accepted degree subjects
physics · engineering, electronic and electrical · mathematics · medicine and surgery · engineering, transport · engineering, aerospace · engineering management · engineering, mechanical · 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 01/02/2017