The Institute of Physics has announced that UK schools, colleges and home school groups can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5 – 19. Grants can support a wide range of projects such as school-based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers event or a visit from a working physicist or engineer.

Grants may be used for the following purposes: materials/resources; transport; marketing and publicity; other purposes deemed appropriate by the judges; and supply cover (in certain circumstances).

The Institute of Physics is interested in proposals that look at:

  • particle physics
  • astronomy
  • space and nuclear physics
  • energy
  • transport
  • information and communications
  • design and promotion
  • built environment.

Previous projects to receive funding include:

  • Ampleforth College for a visit to Jodrell Bank Radio Observatory.
  • St John’s High School for a Practical Rocketry workshop to design a water-propelled rocket.

Deadline: 1 February 2023 (for projects taking place in the following summer term).