Impact Prize - Application Process

Nominations will take place in two phases.

The initial nomination should be brief (no more than a page, and may be sent via e-mail), and should contain:

  • the name of the person or group of people responsible for the contribution;
  • a brief summary of the idea or technology that is the basis of the award;
  • a description of the industry or practitioner population that uses the idea; and
  • the nature of the contribution made by the person or group being nominated (creator of the idea or technology).

These initial (brief) nominations are due by Friday, April 29, 2016.

If a nomination is deemed promising, the nominator will be asked to provide additional information. Of particular importance will be documentation that a contribution is widely used. This can be in the form of testimonials of experts, estimates of the number of installations of a software package and possibly citations of a piece of research. Additional information may be requested to better understand the precise nature of an individual's contribution.

Complete nominations are due by July 2018; e-mail applications are strongly encouraged.

Awarding of the prize will be at the 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee held in November.

2018-2019 Committee Chair


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