A mark of peer esteem. A sign of significant contributions to physics. A demonstration of impact on your field. Fellowship of the IOP indicates a very high level of achievement in physics and a significant contribution to the profession.
As a fellow of the IOP you can enjoy the full range of member benefits:
- Join any of our 48 special interest groups at the heart of the community
- Attend IOP conferences and events with exclusive member rates and grants
- Participate in regional meetings and activities organised by your local branch
- Gain professional registration as a Chartered Physicist and Chartered Engineer
- Stand out with FInstP after your name
- Receive tailored career support and guidance through our mentor matching scheme
- Develop key transferable skills with free online courses
- Polish your CV and perfect your interview skills with career tips and techniques guides
- Take control of your professional development with the MyCareerPath online management tool
- Get the latest physics news delivered to your door, mobile device or desktop every month with Physics World magazine
- Interact with professionals through the members only LinkedIn group
- Create your own @physics.org forwarding email address
In addition, fellows have the opportunity to:
- Hire academic dress (email email@example.com)
- Network with other senior fellows
Fellowship costs £141 a year. There is no application fee. Visit our membership rates page for full details.
How to apply
Applications for fellowship are submitted online. You can apply at any time because applications are peer-assessed throughout the year. Before you submit your application, please read the application guidelines carefully to make sure you meet the eligibility criteria. You may also find it helpful to read the choosing your supporters guide to prevent any delays in your application being processed.
Additionally, you can nominate someone other than yourself for fellowship by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please supply biographical information if possible.
For further information about the entry requirements, how to apply and frequently asked questions, watch this webinar hosted by Stephanie Richardson, the IOP’s head of professional recognition and progression.
If you still have unanswered questions, or if you would like a paper application form, please email email@example.com.
Still unsure if fellowship is for you? You might be surprised by the variety of professions our fellows work in. Some fellows would not consider themselves practising physicists but have reached a level of seniority within their chosen field. Read their profiles to find out why they applied for fellowship.
Finally, should your application for fellowship be unsuccessful, you might be eligible for appeal. Find out more here.