The Institute of Physics is awarding £28,000 scholarships to outstanding physics and engineering graduates entering physics teacher training in September 2018.
We will reward 140 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:
- Funding: £28,000 tax-free funding
- Recognition: free IOP membership for your teacher training year, including a subscription to Physics World
- Community: celebration events at the beginning of your training
- Professional development: networking events, educational trips and continuous professional development for scholars throughout your training year
- Influence: opportunities to contribute to physics education policy
To be an IOP Scholar, you must secure a place on a non-salaried teacher training course in England by September 2018.
Being a physics teacher not only means that you’ll be able to use your degree everyday, but you will also have the flexibility to work in your preferred location.
The Institute of Physics is a leading scientific membership society working to advance physics for the benefit of all.
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.
Scholarships are available to graduates with at least a 2.1 degree in physics or a related subject such as engineering or mathematics.
We only have 140 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.
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 2018, secure your training place on an eligible university-led or school-led (non-salaried) physics or physics-with-maths course in England for the 2018/19 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 · 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 £28,000 tax-free funding for your teacher training year. This will be paid in instalments during your training.
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Contract and working hours
How to apply
Number of vacancies: 140
Closing date: 16/02/2018
This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 16/02/2018