Awards and Scholarships


Medals

Beale Medal - best sustained contribution to OR.

President’s Medal - best account of OR practice given at the annual conference.

Goodeve Medal - best paper published in JORS.

Stafford Beer Medal - best paper published in EJIS.

Cook Medal - most outstanding contribution to the philosophy, theory or practice of knowledge management published in KMRP.

KD Tocher Medal - most outstanding contribution to the philosophy, theory or practice of simulation published in JOS.

Griffiths Medal - most outstanding contribution to the philosophy, theory or practice of health systems published in HS.

Lyn Thomas Medal - academic OR research which best demonstrates novelty and real-world impact, backed up by evidence.

The Silver Medal - historic medals previously awarded by The OR Society for excellence in OR.

The Bronze Medal - historic medals previously awarded by The OR Society for excellence in OR.

Awards and Prizes 

Companion of OR - sustained support and encouragement for the development of OR or for those in influential positions who are in broad sympathy with the subject area.

Doctoral Award - most distinguished body of research leading to the award of a doctorate in the field of OR.

May Hicks Award for student projects carried out for a client organisation.

Elsie Cropper Award is given for the best paper presented at the society’s biennial New to OR conferences.

The OR Society Undergraduate Award for the student who completes the best OR project as part of their relevant undergraduate degree course.

Scholarships / Assisted Places

Masters Scholarship of £10,000 to enable two talented students to continue their studies in OR.

Scholarships to enable distinguished contributors to present their work at the IFORS triennial conference.

Donald Hicks Scholarships is designed to enable a ‘young’ member of The OR Society with at least two years’ working experience of operational research to attend and present a paper at a EURO-k or IFORS triennial conference.

Simpson Award designed to enable one or two outstanding young operational researchers to attend The OR Society's New to OR conference, and present papers on their work in OR.

EURO Summer Institute Scholarshipsdesigned to enable ‘young’ operational researchers to attend and present a paper to the EURO Summer / Winter Institute of the relevant year.

Assisted Places approval has been given to run a pilot scheme to provide funding to cover conference registration and accommodation for up to five candidates for The OR Society's annual conference.

Sonya Crowe, Peter Bennett, Maren Daraktchiev and Martin Utley winners of 2014 Goodeve Medal with Stewart Robinson