Recognize Excellence Through Awards and Prizes

INFORMS awards program identifies and rewards meritorious achievement in all aspects of the OR/MS field.

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INFORMS has a long history of bestowing prizes and awards for outstanding achievement by academic members, practice members, and students. INFORMS communities also offer their own awards program based on achievement in more narrowly focused areas.

Prizes and Awards

View the different types of Prizes and Awards granted by INFORMS as well as other organizations and the past winners in each category.

  • INFORMS Prizes and Awards
    View the Prizes and Awards granted by INFORMS.
  • Franz Edelman Award
    INFORMS most prestigious practice award is commemorated each year with a Gala celebration at our Conference on Business Analytics and O.R. Practice, a cash award, and significant media attention.
  • INFORMS Fellows
    View those honored by INFORMS who have made significant contributions to the advancement of operations research and the management sciences.
  • Community Prizes and Awards
    View Prizes, Awards, and Scholarships sponsored by the INFORMS Societies, Sections, Chapters, and Fora.
  • Scholarships
    Learn about all scholarship opportunities in INFORMS.
  • Third Party Prizes and Awards
    Learn about relevant prizes and awards that are not sponsored by INFORMS.


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On-Demand Wagner Prize Presentations

View presentations of verifiable O.R. practice success that made a substantial difference in their organizations. Use them in the classroom or to apply lessons learned to your own organization.

2015 Presentations

2014 Presentations

2013 Presentations

2012 Presentations

2011 Presentations

2010 Presentations

2009 Presentations