The aim of the scheme is to provide schools with grants of up to £600 for projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering.
Since the scheme was established in 2005 the STFC and IOP have awarded almost £250,000 to projects that have benefited over 94,000 pupils.
Grants can be used to support a range of projects, for example:
- running a school/college based science week activity
- purchasing materials/resources outside of the normal department resources
- organising a visit to or from a working physicist
Eligibility and timing
The scheme is open to all UK educational institutions (schools and colleges) catering for pupils/students in the age range 5-19.
Application form: available on the website below and submit it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will only be accepted by email.
Deadlines: There are three deadlines per year – usually 1st February, 1st June and 1st November
Contact: Institute of Physics, 37 Caledonian Road, London N1 9BU
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7470 4800 Fax: +44 (0)20 7470 4848