Could you use your physics knowledge to change the world for the better? Are you ready to inspire future generations of physicists with your passion for physics?
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:
- Support to develop your physics teaching skills including Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshops and online events
- Online networking opportunities with your fellow scholars
- Free IOP membership throughout your teacher training year including access to Physics World publication, our exclusive Career Development Hub and member-led local branches and special interest groups
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 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions have been incredibly helpful, giving useful hints and tips to help students and also providing interesting new ways to teach things.” - Helen, IOP Scholar
“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
“What has really helped me in my training year is growing my awareness of the fantastic resources the IOP have to offer teachers.” - Daniel, IOP Scholar
Join us online through our webinars to discover how you can use your passion to get into teaching physics.
- Day in the Life of a Physics Teacher, Tuesday 11 January, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
- Get into Teaching Physics, Friday 14 January, 10:00am – 11:00am
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 2022 and you must be entitled to support under the Student Finance England criteria
- You will need a physics or related degree, and a passion for the subject with the ability to communicate clearly and inspire others.
- To apply for a scholarship you must have an excellent academic record, with a first, 2:1, master’s or PhD degree (proven or predicted). In exceptional circumstances, applicants with a 2:2 and significant relevant experience will be considered.
- A physics A-level or equivalent (grade C or above) is desirable.
Accepted degree subjects
- teacher training and education
- environmental science and ecology
- electronic and electrical engineering
- aerospace engineering
- transport engineering
- materials science
- mechanical engineering
- geology and geography
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
funding of £26,000 (tax free)
- Contract, dates and working times
How to apply
Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 7 February 2022
Don't forget to mention Prospects to employers when you contact them.
Closing date: 7 February 2022