Institute of Physics (IOP)
graduate scheme
Expires19 days

Physics Teacher Training Scholarships

Job description

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


Day in the Life of a Physics Teacher

If you’re considering a career in teaching and want to find out more, this webinar will give you an insight into the profession and help you find out what it’s really like to teach physics.

Get into Teaching Physics

Join us online to discover how you can use your passion to teach physics. We’ll be joined by a Department for Education Teacher Training Advisor who will provide further information on the different routes into teaching.

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
  • physics
  • electronic and electrical engineering
  • mathematics
  • 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

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

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 18 July 2022

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Closing date:  18 July 2022

Expires19 days

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