The scheme provides financial support to individuals and organisations running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland. The aim is to encourage and support the development of projects that:
- raise public awareness of, and engagement with, contemporary physics;
- inspire and enthuse public audiences, especially those not previously interested in physics;
- reach audiences beyond the classroom;
- develop the science communication skills of individuals.
Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, members of IOP, researchers in academia or industry, schools, museums, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries. Grants are worth up to £1,500. Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 25 April 2014.