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Become an IOP Fellow (FInstP)


Our highest membership grade gives you the recognition you deserve for your achievements in physics. By becoming an advocate of the community, you can support others to develop the experience and expertise needed to contribute to the future of physics and strengthen the voice of the IOP.

IOP fellowship will give you opportunities to sit on IOP committees and be the voice of the physics community across the UK and Ireland.

Who can apply?

Fellow grade is for distinguished physicists in recognition of their accomplishments. 

We encourage all experienced professionals to apply, whether teachers, engineers, company directors, industry specialists, senior professional technicians, academics or researchers.

"The IOP has always proudly advocated and supported the potential of physics to bring about transformative change in society."

Dr Arnab Basu MBE Hon.FInsP

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Our fellowship values set out the benefits and aspirations of the community


Progress the future of physics by helping to strengthen the voice of the IOP. Become an advocate and speak on behalf of the community as its representative. 


Be a role model for the next generation. As an IOP ambassador, use your experience and enthusiasm to encourage others to study, work and excel in physics.


Enjoy opportunities to connect and share ideas with other fellows. Build new partnerships and enhance your professional development through innovation and collaboration.


Confirm your position as a leading physics professional and receive recognition among your peers for excelling in your sector.

Fellowship application process, fees and benefits

If you have any queries about applying, or are unsure of your eligibility, we encourage you to get in touch - we are here to support you.

Application process

  1.  Read the application guidelines
  2.  Attend a workshop or contact us to have your questions answered
  3.  Identify your supporters
  4.  Prepare your evidence
  5.  Complete the online application form
  6.  IOP team will review your application and contact your supporters
  7.  Application reviewed by panel of peers
  8.  We will contact you with the outcome and next steps


per year

Concession fee £46

FInstP designatory letters 

Professional registration 

Connect and network with your peers 

Enhance your accomplishments 

Inspire new ideas and new thinking 

Put physics in the spotlight 

Keep up to date with the latest physics news 

What you'll need to join...

  • Full application guidelines are available below
  • Contact us if you have any queries or are unsure about your eligibility

Find out more

Online workshop: Become a Fellow

Join Tony, IOP Fellowship Manager, at one of our fellowship workshops that will cover everything you need to know about applying to become an IOP Fellow. 

Become a Fellow workshops

Professional registration

Get chartered

Join us for one of our online registration workshops to find out all you need to know about applying for a professional registration.

Join a registration workshop

"IOP Fellowship means being part of a community of like-minded people who commit to promoting physics at a certain standard and to acting as a physics role model."

Dr Yvonne Gründer FInstP

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