Fellowship and Intern schemes
The Institute is active in providing work experience in a policy setting to physics students of all levels.
Policy Intern Scheme
The Institute of Physics has established a scheme to enable physics undergraduate students, or those that have recently graduated, to work at the IOP, in order to gain invaluable experience of working in a policy environment.
The 2014 IOP/POST Fellowship is now open for applications. Closing date is 6 May 2014.
- 2012 Science Policy Intern - Richard Millar, University of Oxford
- 2012 Business & Innovation Policy Intern - Julia Huuhtanen, Royal Holloway, University of London
- 2012 Diversity Intern - Daniel Horen Greenford, University of Edinburgh
- 2011 Science Policy Intern - Joanna Carthy, University of Nottingham
- 2011 Business & Innovation Policy Intern - Hazel Garvie-Cook, Durham University
- 2011 Diversity Policy Intern - Beth Rice, University of East Anglia
- 2011 Education Policy Intern - Dominik Golinski, University of Nottingham
- 2010 Science Policy Intern - Emma Woodfield, Durham University
Research into the teaching of physics in Universities
The Institute of Physics (IOP) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have agreed to support two research fellows, one based in a physics department, and one based in a social sciences department on a one year joint project to investigate the achievements and future potential of this area in more detail.
The project will be co-funded by the two organisations and will aim to draw together experts from physics and the social sciences to bring their different perspectives to the issue. The project will be supported with up to £100 000 of funding.
Although it is expected that the outcomes will be of relevance to a broad range of subjects, this project will focus on physics.
- Application form (Word, 81 KB)
- Guidance information for application form (PDF, 158 KB)
- Background information (PDF, 79 KB)
The deadline for applications has now passed.
The Institute of Physics (IOP) and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) have established a scheme to enable a physics postgraduate student to be seconded to POST on a three-month placement to write a POSTnote, a four-page briefing paper on a physics-related topic.
The 2014 IOP/POST Fellowship is now open for applications.
Closing date is 6 May 2014..
Previous Fellows included:
- 2012 Fellow - Jack Snape, University of York
Advanced Manufacturing (PDF, 312 KB) (September 2012)
- 2009 Fellow - Alexander Guite, Imperial College London
Technology for the Olympics (PDF, 173 KB) (December 2009)
- 2008 Fellow - Susan Kirk, University of Cambridge
Marine Renewables (PDF, 138 KB) (January 2009)
- 2007 Fellow - Mary Matthews, Imperial College London
Radio Spectrum Management (PDF, 186 KB) (July 2007)
- 2006 Fellow - Sam Dolan, University of Cambridge
Electricity in the UK (PDF, 148 KB) (February 2007)
- 2005 Fellow - Lucy Heady, University of Cambridge
UK Civil Space Activities (PDF, 149 KB) (March 2006)
- 2004 Fellow - Angharad Thomas, University of Oxford
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) (PDF, 127 KB) (July 2004)