Teacher Training Scholarships topped up to £25,000

17 October 2013 | Source: IOP

Both the quantity and the value of the Institute of Physics’ (IOP) Teacher Training Scholarships are on the increase this year.

The number of Department for Education-funded scholarships increases this year from 100 to 150 and their value rises from £20,000 to £25,000.

Dr Frances Saunders, President of IOP, said, “This increase allows us to offer a larger number of physicists the opportunity to become inspirational teachers and helps us increase the subject expertise in physics education.”

The IOP works with teaching experts to select candidates who can demonstrate exceptional subject knowledge, enthusiasm for the study of physics and outstanding potential to teach.

The Scholarship programme encourages the very best physics graduates to aspire to become physics teachers, a profession which allows the graduates to maintain their interest in the subject while enthusing the next generation of physicists.

Dr Saunders added, “Through the scheme we hope to forge relationships that will endure beyond the scholars’ period of teacher training.  We aim to develop a network of outstanding physics teachers, who will become part of a community of physicists across schools, universities and business.”

More detail about the IOP Teacher Training Scholarships can be found at www.iop.org/scholarships

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