Public engagement

The Institute of Physics in Wales actively encourages its members and others to communicate exciting aspects and applications of physics to a wide audience.

Institute of Physics in Wales funding opportunity
The Institute in Wales’s grant scheme is designed to give financial support of up to £750 to individuals and organisations running physics-based events and activities in Wales. The main criteria for the awarding of a grant will be the benefit of the project / event to Wales. Practical support in terms of help and advice is available from the National Officer (Wales).

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This grant scheme is open all year round and applications will be assessed by the Institute of Physics in Wales Committee. Successful applicants will be notified by email within six weeks of application submission.

Institute of Physics UK-wide funding opportunities
The Institute of Physics has a public engagement grant scheme which provides up to £3000 to individuals and organisations running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland. If you would like to talk to a member of the Outreach and Engagement team about the scheme or about an idea for an application then email You can also read about the projects funded in previous years - IOP's main website.

Student societies that are affiliated to the Institute of Physics can apply to the Affiliate Society Additional Fund for up to £500. Please contact for more information. 

Schools applying for a project or event linked to the teaching or promotion of physics can apply to the IOP Schools Grant Scheme - IOP's main website for up to £600.

External Funding opportunities
The Science and Technology Facilities Research Council has a range of funding for public engagement activities

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