Menu Close


Log in to personalise your experience and connect with IOP.

Support and grants

We offer funding in the form of grants, awards and exchange schemes for physicists, teachers, students, schools and colleges.

We support:

  • education at all levels
  • research of new and developing ideas
  • events in the UK and overseas
  • travel for networking and sharing ideas
  • physicists in times of need
  • care of children and dependents

Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship Fund

An innovative fund instigated by leading physicist Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell and the Institute of Physics to encourage greater diversity in physics by assisting PhD physics students from under-represented groups.

Find out more about the fund

The Physics Benevolent Fund

Support for members, or their dependants, during unemployment, ill-health or a career break.

Find out more about the fund

IOP Accessibility Fund

Up to £250 for members who could not otherwise go to an event or conference because they are a parent or carer.

Find out more about the Accessibility Fund

Public Engagement Grant Scheme

Apply now for grants of up to £4,000 to run physics-based activities in the UK and Ireland that support the Limit Less campaign and improve people’s relationship with physics in their family or community groups.

Find out more about the scheme

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships

As an IOP Teacher Training Scholar, you'll receive tax-free funding and be part of a like-mind community with access to masterclasses, physics teacher training workshops and support.

Find out more about the scholarships

CR Barber Trust

For members in the early stages of their career to attend an overseas conference. 

Find out more about the trust

Early Career Researchers Fund

For researchers at the start of their careers to attend international meetings and facilities. 

Find out more about the fund

International Member Grant

Grants of up to £500 for overseas members to run events with national physics societies in their countries of residence. 

Find out more about the grant

Research Student Conference Fund

Financial support for PhD research students to attend international and major national meetings.

Find out more about the fund

Kelvin Maxwell Fund

Support for physics outreach exclusively in Scotland, to reach new audiences and inspire Scotland’s future physicists. 

Find out more about the fund

Support in Ireland and Northern Ireland

IOP Ireland Outreach Grants

IOP Ireland awards funding from €100-1,000 to support outreach activities and initiatives in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Read more
A PhD scholarship fund to encourage greater diversity in physics

Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship Fund