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Awards - The Simpson Award

The Simpson Scholarships are designed to enable one or two outstanding young operational researchers to attend the OR Society Young OR Conference, and to encourage them to present papers on their work in O.R.. The scholarship covers the conference fee, and reimbursement of reasonable travel and subsistence costs incurred in attending the conference.

To be eligible you must have been in O.R. for less than 10 years. This period needs to include at least two years’ working experience, based in the United Kingdom, of Operational Research in industry, commerce, government, or in a University teaching or research post. In the case of multiple authorship of a submitted paper, all of the authors must meet these conditions, although only one of the authors will receive the award.

Submissions should be sent by email to the Secretary & General Manager of the Society, email gavin.blackett@theorsociety.com.

Current Awards Panel practice

It is current practice that announcements relating to the Simpson Scholarships shall be published here as well as in Inside O.R..