Community Awards

Celebrate Amazing Contributions to Research Software Engineering!


The RSECon24 committee is continuing to recognise outstanding RSE colleagues with an awards ceremony at this year’s conference. There will be the Outstanding Contribution to the RSE Community award, organised by the Society’s trustees, plus the re-named Claire Wyatt Community Awards, recognising the incredible contribution Claire made to the Society over the past decade.

In the same line as last year, we’d like to award three amazing people who have been particularly successful in the past 12 months. The categories are : Impact, Rising Star, and Training & Education. The winners will be presented with their award at the RSE Conference in Newcastle, September 3rd - 5th.

Who is eligible?

Anybody doing research software engineering work, even if they don’t have the official job title of RSE. These individuals can be from any type of organisation.

Impact Award

This award will go to an individual who has made a significant impact in any part of the RSE community. This could include work done on a particular project, field of research or as part of a group. Other examples could include impact on the wider community, such as increasing RSE visibility and diversity.

Rising Star

This award will go to an individual who is at an early career stage, or has only recently started doing work in Research Software Engineering, but who has already made an outstanding contribution to their team, project or institution.

Training and Education

The final award category is for an individual who is excelling at training and education, whether that is delivering training courses or writing the material. Go for it! Nominate your colleagues and/or community members to show that you appreciate the work they do and the enthusiasm they bring to the role.

Award Presentation Ceremony

Find out the winners at the 2024 conference, where the successful candidates will be presented with their awards. Shortlisted nominees will be informed in early August, prior to the conference. All nominees will receive an email letting them know that they were appreciated and nominated.

Call for Award Reviewers

The Society of Research Software Engineering welcomes volunteers to help review this year’s award nominations. We encourage reviewers of all experience and career levels, and diverse backgrounds. As a reviewer, you will review nominations which have been submitted by members of the RSE community. Please visit the Call for Award Reviewers page for more information.


Feel free to nominate as many people as you would like.

If they are carrying out Research Software Engineering, no matter their institution or job title, they can be nominated.

Enough to convince the panel to shortlist your nominee!

Can you convince them that it would be worth it to attend?! If not, no problem. If they are shortlisted they will be notified by email and if they are the winner their award will be delivered to their preferred address.

It will be a physical engraved award.

They are volunteers from the community. Nominations will be anonymised before any reviews take place.

Each colleague should submit their own views via the form even if it is for the same colleague.
Last Modified: 2024-07-10 13:52:12