Institute of Physics (IOP)
graduate scheme
Expires6 days

Physics Teacher Training Scholarships

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

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. 200 scholarships are available for 2021 – 2022 to give you the support you need to succeed and stand out.

With an IOP scholarship, you get:

  • Free IOP membership throughout the teacher training year including access to Physics World publication, our exclusive Career Development Hub and member-led local branches and special interests groups
  • Professional development opportunities with support from IOP Educational teams in your region as well as access to CPD online events and virtual networking opportunities with your fellow scholars throughout your training year

The scholarships are funded by Department for Education in partnership with The Institute of Physics.

Hear what our previous IOP Scholars have to say

The biggest benefit of taking up an IOP scholarship is the support from other trainees and members, although my interview was online, I still managed to connect with other scholars during the introduction days. Also, I think the scholarship shows another level of dedication to teaching so it looks good on your CV. Another benefit is the large amount of resources available from the IOP from IOP spark to TalkPhysics to CPD and not forgetting all the benefits that come from being an IOP member - Ashleigh, IOP Scholar

The financial incentive has been a big help in my training year. However, what's really helped me is growing my awareness of the fantastic resources the IOP have to offer teachers. IOP Spark has been a life saver this year, particularly in addressing student's misconceptions - Daniel, IOP Scholar

What we are looking for

To become an IOP Scholar, you need to secure a place on a non-salaried teacher training course in England by September 2021.


To apply for a Scholarship you must have an excellent academic record, with a first or 2:1 degree (proven or predicted). If you have a 2:2 degree, we will consider your application if you have significant relevant experience or a master's degree, PhD or recognised equivalent.

If you have the academic and personal qualities with the ability to communicate clearly and inspire others, enabling you to excel as a physics teacher, we encourage you to apply for a scholarship, once you have read the eligibility criteria.

Accepted degree subjects

  • physics
  • electronic and electrical engineering
  • aerospace engineering
  • transport engineering

Additional job details

Number of vacancies
East Midlands
East of England
North East England
North West England
South East England
South West England
West Midlands
Yorkshire and the Humber
£26,000 tax free

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How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 7 March 2021

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Closing date:  7 March 2021

Expires6 days

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