Nominate now – the 2021 IOP Awards are open!

By 30th March 2021 November 14th, 2022 Blog
Visit to find out more about the Awards. The closing date for nominations is Friday 23 April 2021.

“The IOP Awards celebrate excellence in physics. We know that excellence is everywhere – it’s in physics research, education, outreach and application; in people at all stages of their careers; in all parts of the UK, Ireland and internationally.

“We would like to encourage all our members to consider whether there is someone you know who is doing excellent work who should be nominated for an IOP Award. This might be a colleague, a contact, a friend – or even yourself. Nominees do not have to be IOP members themselves.”

The IOP needs your help to spread the word about their awards!

You can help by:

  • Encouraging others to go to to consider whether there is someone they could nominate – including themselves
  • Using the attached social media posts and images on your own social networks
  • Sharing information on the Awards in your own newsletters, intranet or other relevant communications channels

The IOP welcomes nominations that reflect the diversity of communities across the UK and Ireland and particularly encourages nominations from women, Black and minority ethnic (BAME) heritage people, people with disabilities, LGBT+ individuals and people from disadvantaged backgrounds, as they are currently under-represented in the physics community. Nominees do not have to be members of the IOP.

“We also wanted to respond to feedback from both members and non-members who knew of people, including themselves, who had done exceptional work in physics but nonetheless struggled to find a nominator who they felt able to approach for support. What you told us was that by enabling people to self-nominate for Awards it would unblock nominations from those not currently well-represented in our Awards.

“The change to the rules means anyone who feels they have done excellent work anywhere in physics will be able to put themselves forward for recognition alongside those who have been nominated by others. We have also made the guidelines for entering for the Awards clearer.”