Grants and programmes
The IOP provides financial support allowing members of the physics community from the UK and Ireland to carry out various activities – including research projects, exchange lectureships and attending conferences – internationally.
Thanks to a donation from Professor Sir Tejinder Virdee, the IOP is looking to award a number of small grants (£500 to £2,000) or a single grant up to £5,000 in 2017 that will enable members of the physics community based in the UK and Ireland to undertake activities that will support the development of science and technology in sub-Saharan Africa.
The grants can be used as travel awards, to purchase material/software/equipment, to pay for services for existing collaborations, or preferably for kick-starting new initiatives. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.
The application deadline is 28 April 2017. In the event of any funds being left over after this date, the deadline will be extended.
Cockcroft and Walton/Homi Bhabha Lecturer Exchange Programme
To strengthen cooperation between the IOP and the Indian Physics Association, both societies have agreed on an exchange lectureship scheme. This scheme allows for eminent physicists from India as well as the UK and Ireland to give lectures in their exchange country, with lectures taking place in India and in the UK and Ireland in alternate years. The lectures taking place in India are known as the Cockcroft and Walton Lectures, while lectures in the UK and Ireland are called the Homi Bhabha Visiting Lectures. For more information please email email@example.com.
ICO and IOP Travelling Lecturer Programme
The IOP is supporting the International Commission for Optics (ICO) in sponsoring a travelling lecturer programme that enables scientists of international reputation to lecture on modern aspects of optics, particularly in developing countries. See further information.
Research Student Conference Fund
The IOP provides financial support to research students to attend international meetings and major national meetings. See further information.
C R Barber Trust
Early Career Researchers Fund for Group Members
The Institute of Physics provides financial support to early career researchers to attend international meetings and visit international facilities. See further information.
The Carer's fund is available to members who may be prevented from attending international conferences and events related to physics because of the extra costs incurred for caring for dependents while they are travelling. Members can apply for a grant of up to £250 to help with those costs. For more information please visit the IOP Carer's fund information page where you will find more information on eligibility and how to apply.