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Award for Distinguished Public Service

The Award for Distinguished Public Service recognizes a research mathematician who has made a distinguished contribution to the mathematics profession during the preceding five years. The AMS Council established this award in response to a recommendation from their Committee on Science Policy.

Award Details
The US$4,000 award is presented every two years.

Next Prize
January 2018


Nomination Period
1 March – 30 June, 2017

Nomination Instructions
Nominations with supporting information should be submitted using the online form available here: Include a short description of the work that is the basis of the nomination, including complete bibliographic citations. A brief curriculum vitae for the nominee should be included. Those who prefer to submit by postal mail may send nominations to the AMS Secretary, Carla Savage, Box 8206, Computer Science Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8206. The nominations will be forwarded by the Secretary to the award selection committee, which will make final decision on the recipient of the award.

Most Recent Award: 2016
Aloysius "Loek" Helminck received the 2016 Award for Distinguished Service for "his dynamic and public-spirited leadership of the Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University, and for his work, both in his department and at the national level, to increase the diversity of the mathematical research community."

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