IOP Teacher Training Scholarships

£28,000 tax-free funding will be awarded to 140 talented individuals entering physics teacher training in England in the 2018/19 academic year. The next deadline is Monday 29 January – apply online now

IOP scholarships will be awarded to the very best individuals who impress us with their academic record, physics subject knowledge and commitment to teaching.

What are the benefits?
As an IOP scholar, not only will you receive £28,000 tax-free funding, you will also become part of a community of physics scholars, giving you access to:

  • RECOGNITION: Free IOP membership for your teacher training year, including a subscription to Physics World
  • COMMUNITY: Celebration events at the beginning of your training
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Networking events and educational trips for scholars throughout your training year
  • INFLUENCE: Opportunities to contribute to physics education policy

Find out more about the benefits of being an IOP Scholar.

The next deadline to apply will be midnight Monday 29 January. Please note that there will be further opportunities to apply after this date.

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

You can keep up to date with the 2017/18 scholarship programme by signing up to receive email updates or by visiting us at a recruitment event.
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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IOP Teacher Training Scholarship

£28k funding and support for your teacher training year