ARCHER Impact Award 2015

ARCHER Impact Award will recognise and reward researchers working on ARCHER, as individuals or teams, whose work has had substantial impact on the economy and society. The awards will showcase the researchers, their work and the impact of the science that the UK National HPC facility, ARCHER, has enabled.

Key Details

  • Competition Opens: 3 August 2015
  • Submission Deadline: 30 September 2015
  • Judging: October 2015
  • Prize: £250

ARCHER Impact Award

The ARCHER service facilitates high quality science from a broad range of disciplines across EPSRC's and NERC's remits. The outcome is science that generates significant societal impact, improving health and overall quality of life in the UK and beyond. This science influences policy and impacts on the UK's economy.

This competition aims to recognise and reward researchers whose science has resulted in a significant social and/or economic impact.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for projects with some or all of:

  • Economic Impact
    Recognising research that has achieved exceptional economic benefit.
  • Societal Impact
    Recognising research that has achieved exceptional social, cultural, public policy or service, health, environmental or quality of life benefits.
  • Early Career Impact
    Recognising an early career researcher who has achieved exceptional economic and/or societal impact.

Some example Impact Case Studies from previous ARCHER projects are displayed on our website at but please do not feel constrained to this format.

Submission details

Impact statements should be submitted electronically by email to by completing the ARCHER Impact Award 2015 submission form.


Submission deadline: Midnight 30 September 2015

Any queries should be directed to

By entering this competition you are deemed to accept these competition rules and the terms and conditions.

Judging panel

The judging panel will consist of a group of computational scientists, ARCHER users, the ARCHER team and other invited contributors.

Judging will take place and awards announced in October 2015.

A winner will be selected to receive the Overall Impact Award, in recognition of the outstanding impact of their research, with an additional award for the leading Early Career submission.

Early career researchers

Applicants wishing to enter for the early career researcher competition should be able to demonstrate that they meet the expected attributes of an early career researcher defined by EPSRC:

There are no eligibility rules based on years of post-doctoral experience or whether you hold (or do not hold) a permanent academic position. Applications from individuals who have taken a non-standard career path are welcome.