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).

If you require the forms in a different format please e-mail

Completed forms should be submitted electronically to with the subject line ‘Application for IOPW Support’.

The next deadlines for applications are:

  • 22 December 2017
  • 31 May 2018
  • 30 November 2018

Applications will be assessed by the Institute of Physics in Wales Committee. Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail of the outcome within 6 weeks of the closing date.

Institute of Physics UK-wide funding opportunities
The Institute of Physics has a public engagement grant scheme which provides up to £1000 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.

Research students wishing to attend conferences will not be funded through this scheme but can apply to the Research Student Conference Fund - IOP's main website.

Student societies that are affiliated to the Institute of Physics can apply to the Affiliate Sociaty Addditional 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.

External Funding opportunities
 The Science and Technology Facilities Research Council (STFC) has funding for public engagement activities

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