Australian Institute of Physics Travel Scholarship

Australian Institute of Physics Travel Scholarship

The AIP (Vic Branch) Education Committee provides one scholarship worth up to $2000 each year for a teacher to attend an overseas physics conference. It is expected that the successful applicant will give a presentation at a Physics Teachers Conference and other suitable events upon return.

Teachers in Victorian schools interested in applying for the scholarship should send:
i) details of the event they wish to attend
ii) a statement about their contribution to physics education and why they should be selected and
iii) a letter of recommendation from their school

The scholarship can be used for any overseas conference on physics education. Possible International Conferences include:

- World Conference on Physics Education (WCPE 2012) to be held in Istanbulfrom 1st to 6th July this year, the event is held every four years.  The program includes sections on secondary physics, primary physics, teaching and learning concepts, IT and multimedia, laboratory activities, etc.  Participants can present posters, 15 minute talks or run workshops.  The recipient would be expected to present in some capacity. http://www.wcpe2012.org/

- The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) conference in Philadelphia from 28th July to 1st August this year or in New Orleans from 5th to 9th January 2013.  There would no expectation that the recipient would present. http://www.aapt.org/Conferences/meetings.cfm

- The CERNPhysics Teacher Program.  A three week program from 1st to 21st July, 2012. http://teachers.web.cern.ch/teachers/

- The Perimeter Institute EinsteinPlus Workshop, 8th - 14th July,  A small group of participants are selected from applicants drawn from across the world.  http://www.einsteinplus.ca/

The successful teacher is expected to actively participate in the event, if possible by offering a workshop, and to also present a session about the experience at a following Physics Teachers Conference.

Applications for the scholarship should show evidence of innovative teaching and activity in professional development and be supported by a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s school. The applications should state the chosen international conference and indicate how the applicant might participate.

Scholarship applications should reach the AIP at PO Box 304, Glen Waverley VIC 3150 by the 13th March, 2012.