ISIS Neutron and Muon Source Impact Awards 2020 - Deadline extended
25 Mar 2020



Announcing the third ISIS Impact Awards for facility users, celebrating the socio-economic impact generated by our user community.


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We would like to invite ISIS users to apply for the third ISIS impact awards. The winning entries will be judged by the ISIS User Committees and the winners presented at NMSUM, on Tuesday 9 June 2020 at the Warwick conference centre​. ​Find out more about previous winners​ here.

Apply here - Deadline postponed to Friday 24 April 2020.​

Background to the awards


Researchers who have been PI or Co-I on an ISIS proposal in the last 3 years. Note, permission from the PI will be needed if an application is submitted by a Co-I).


We are following the HEFCE definition for the REF, where impact is the “effect on, change or benefit to the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life" in the UK or internationally. There will be three awards; science, social and economic.

Science award – the contribution ​that excellent research makes to academic advances, across and within disciplines, including significant advances in understanding, methods, theory, application and academic practice.

Society award – research  that demonstrates or has led to significant social benefit, through improving health, quality of life, policy change or inspiring the next generation of scientists.

Economic award – research that demonstrates significant economic impact. This could include a license deal, spin-out company, improvements to products or services, improving a company's market share or job creation.

To Apply

You need to provide:

  • An overview of you​r research (300 words)
  • Details of the specific project that generated the impact, linked to a successful proposal (300 words)
  • Impact of the research, specifically who benefitted and quantify what the benefits were (500 words)
  • Evidence of these benefits – references, testimonials, case studies etc


The winning entries in each category will be turned into impact case studies by o​ur science writers and featured on the ISIS website and in our 2020​ Annual Review.

Terms and conditions   

All applicants agree to any information they provide being used in publicity materials and to be available to provide a presentation on their impact at NMSUM 2020.


Any questions please ​contact Sara Fletcher.​


Contact: Fletcher, Sara (STFC,RAL,BID)