Fellow (FInstP)
Fellow is the highest level of membership attainable within IOP and is for those with a degree in physics or related subject (or equivalent knowledge gained in the workplace) and who have made a significant impact on their sector.
We encourage all experienced professionals to apply, whether teachers, engineers, company directors, industry specialists, senior professional technicians, academics or researchers.

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

Dr Yvonne Gründer, Royal Society Research Fellow, University of Liverpool.

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 the IOP.




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

  • LEADERSHIP – 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. 
  • INSPIRATION – 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.
  • OPPORTUNITY – enjoy opportunities to connect and share ideas with other fellows. Build new partnerships and enhance your professional development through innovation and collaboration.
  • RECOGNITION – confirm your position as a leading physics professional and receive recognition among your peers for excelling in your sector.

Find out more
Information about the eligibility criteria and application process is available on our How to apply page.

Please refer to the application guidelines (PDF, 775KB) before starting your application.

Get in touch
If you would like further information about fellowship or would like to discuss your prospective application, call us on 020 7470 4800, email us at [email protected], or find out about our fellowship workshops.