IOP Teacher Training Scholarships

The IOP Teacher Training Scholarship programme for the 2016/17 academic year is now closed. Register your details to stay informed about funding options for teacher training in 2017/18.

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Have you applied for an IOP scholarship?

If you have applied for a scholarship and would like to get in touch about your application, please contact or call +44 (0)20 7470 4959.

It’s not too late to apply for teacher training

If you haven’t yet secured your place for September, there are still places available on courses at schools and universities. Visit the UCAS website for more information.

You could also receive up to £30,000 tax-free funding to begin training in September. Find out more about a government bursary.

What is an IOP Teacher Training Scholarship?

The IOP Teacher Training Scholarship rewards 150 talented individuals entering physics teacher training in England in the 2016/17 academic year.

IOP scholars will receive £30,000 tax-free funding and have the opportunity to become part of a scholarship community, with access to:

• Free IOP membership for your teacher training year, including a subscription to Physics World

• Celebration events at the beginning and end of your training

• Networking events and educational trips for scholars throughout your training year

• Opportunities to contribute to physics education policy

• Early career mentoring from experienced physics teachers through our Stimulating Physics Network programme



Find out more about the IOP Teacher Training Scholarship

If you have any questions, please get in touch by sending an email to or call us on 020 7470 4959.

Sign up to receive email updates about funding options for teacher training in the 2017/18 academic year.

As a prospective trainee teacher you are also strongly encouraged to register your interest in teaching via the Get into Teaching website.

The IOP Teacher Training Scholarships are run in partnership with the Department for Education and therefore are only available for eligible initial teacher training programmes in England. If you are awarded a scholarship it will replace the government bursary you will receive. It is not an additional award.




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