ARDC-Sponsored Research Software Awards and Prizes

Discover the ARDC-supported awards and prizes for research software engineers and projects.
ARDC-Sponsored Research Software Awards and Prizes

The ARDC is proud to sponsor awards for research software and research software engineers in all stages of their careers. The goal of the awards is to strengthen the recognition of research software and those who develop and maintain it as being vital to modern research.

The ARDC continues to sponsor a wide range of research software awards for 2024.

Awards Now Open

The Ecological Society of Australia (ESA) has an ARDC-sponsored award for New Developers of Open Source Software in Ecology.

Entry deadline (extended)

Friday 2 August 2024

Who should apply

New software developers from academia, industry or government working on developing open source software for ecology

Previous winners

Further information

Learn more about this award on the ESA website.

The Statistical Society of Australia (SSA) Bill Venables Award is for new developers of open source software for data analytics, sponsored by the ARDC.

Entry deadline

Friday 1 November 2024

Who should apply

Early to mid-career researchers/developers of new open source software primarily developed in Australia; a later-career researcher application would be considered if it was a first software project

Previous winners

Further information

Learn more about this award on the SSA website.

Award Opening in 2024

The Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA) has an Emerging Leaders in Astronomy Software Development Prize, sponsored by the ARDC, for early-career researchers (ECRs) who have produced or contributed to new open-source astronomy software.

Entry opening

December 2024

Who should apply

Early-career researchers (ECRs) who have produced or contributed to new open-source astronomy software

Previous winner

Further information

Learn more about this award on the ASA website.

Award to Be Announced

Sponsored and presented by the ARDC, the Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Excellence in Research Software is awarded for the development, maintenance or extension of software that has enabled significant new scientific research.

Previous winners

Further information

Learn more about this award on the Australian Museum website.

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