ISIS Impact Awards 2024
07 Feb 2024



Nominations for the ISIS Impact Awards 2024 have now closed.

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​​In recognition of the outstanding research projects undertaken by our users, we are thrilled to announce the ISIS Impact Awards 2024. Since 2018, these awards have celebrated the scientific and socioeconomic contributions of our user community and showcased the impact of the research undertaken at ISIS.

Find out about our previous winners >>

​We i​nvite you to nominate yourself or a colleague who has undertaken an outstanding project in one of the following categories:

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

The winning entry in each category, judged by senior ISIS staff and the User Committee Chair, will be turned into an impact case study by our science writers. These case studies will be featured on the ISIS website and in our 2024 Annual Review, as well as made available for wider use in STFC and UKRI. Winners will also be invited to present their work at NMSUM 2024, where the results will be announced.

The deadline for applications is 11 March 2024.


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 or a PhD student.​


We are following the Research England definition of impact 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.​

To Apply

You will need to provide:
  • Your contact details
  • Details of the specific project that generated the impact, linked to a successful proposal 
  • Impact of the research, specifically who benefitted and quantify what the benefits were ​
  • Evidence of these benefits – references, testimonials, case studies, etc
Applications have now closed.

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 to the ISIS user community.


Any questions, please ​contact Stephanie Richardson​.
Contact: Richardson, Stephanie (STFC,RAL,ISIS)