
Prizes and Awards
AMS Prizes recognize outstanding achievement in mathematical research.
 George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics
 For an outstanding contribution to applied mathematics in the highest and broadest sense.
 Amount: $5,000
 Frequency: every three years
 Next prize: 2018
 Bôcher Memorial Prize
 For a notable paper in analysis published during the preceding six years.
 Amount: $5,000
 Frequency: every three years
 Next prize: 2017
 Chevalley Prize in Lie Theory
 For a notable paper in Lie Theory published during the preceding six years.
 Amount: $8,000
 Frequency: even numbered years
 Next prize: 2018
 Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Algebra
 For a notable paper in algebra published during the preceding six years
 Amount: $5,000
 Frequency: every three years
 Next prize: 2018
 Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Number Theory
 For a notable paper in number theory published during the preceding six years.
 Amount: $5,000
 Frequency: every three years
 Next prize: 2017
 Levi L. Conant Prize
 Recognizes the best expository paper published in either the Notices of the AMS or the Bulletin of the AMS in the preceding five years
 Amount: $1,000
 Frequency: every year
 Next prize: 2017
 Joseph L. Doob Prize
 Recognizes a single, relatively recent, outstanding research book that makes a seminal contribution to the research literature, reflects the highest standards of research exposition, and promises to have a deep and longterm impact in its area. The book must have been published within the six calendar years preceding the nomination year.
 Amount: $5,000
 Frequency: every three years
 Next prize: 2017
 Leonard Eisenbud Prize for Mathematics and Physics
 Honors a work or group of works that brings the mathematics and physics fields closer together.
 Amount: $5,000
 Frequency: every three years
 Next prize: 2017
 Delbert Ray Fulkerson Prize
 For outstanding papers in the area of discrete mathematics
 Amount: Up to three awards of $1,500 each
 Frequency: every three years
 Next prize: 2018
 This prize is awarded jointly with the Mathematical Optimization Society (MOS)
 Ulf Grenander Prize in Stochastic Theory and Modeling
 For exceptional theoretical and applied contributions in stochastic theory and modeling.
 Amount: $5,000
 Frequency: every three years
 Next prize: 2018
 E. H. Moore Research Article Prize
 For an outstanding research article to have appeared in one of the AMS primary research journals
 Amount: $5,000
 Frequency: every three years
 Next prize: 2019

 Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student
 To an undergraduate student (or students having submitted joint work) for outstanding research in mathematics.
 Amount: up to three awards of $1,200 each
 Frequency: every year
 Next prize: 2017
 This prize is awarded jointly with the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
 David P. Robbins Prize
 For a paper with the following characteristics: it shall report on novel research in algebra, combinatorics or discrete mathematics and shall have a significant experimental component; and it shall be on a topic which is broadly accessible and shall provide a simple statement of the problem and clear exposition of the work.
 Amount: $5,000
 Frequency: every three years
 Next prize: 2019
 Bertrand Russell Prize of the AMS
 For research or service contributions of mathematicians or related professionals to promoting good in the world and to recognize the various ways that mathematics furthers human values.
 Amount: $5,000
 Frequency: every three years
 Next prize: 2018
 Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics
 To recognize an outstanding contribution to mathematics research by a woman in the previous six years.
 Amount: $5,000
 Frequency: every two years
 Next prize: 2017
 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement
 For the cumulative influence of the total mathematical work of the recipient, high level of research over a period of time, particular influence on the development of a field, and influence on mathematics through Ph.D. students
 Amount: $5,000
 Frequency: every year
 Next prize: 2017
 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition
 For a book or substantial survey or expositoryresearch paper
 Amount: $5,000
 Frequency: every year
 Next prize: 2017
 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research
 For a paper, whether recent or not, that has proved to be of fundamental or lasting importance in its field, or a model of important research
 Amount: $5,000
 Frequency: every year
 Next prize: 2017
 Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry
 Recognizes a notable research memoir in geometry or topology published in the preceding six years
 Amount: $5,000
 Frequency: every three years
 Next prize: 2019
 Albert Leon Whiteman Memorial Prize
 The Whiteman Prize recognizes notable exposition and exceptional scholarship in the history of mathematics.
 Amount: $5,000
 Frequency: every three years
 Next prize: 2018
 Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics
 For an outstanding contribution to applied mathematics in the highest and broadest sense.
 Amount: $5,000
 Frequency: every three years
 Next prize: 2019
 This prize is awarded jointly with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

AMS Awards recognize outstanding achievement in mathematics, exceptional public service in support of research and education in the mathematical sciences, and significant contributions to the public understanding of mathematics.
 Award for Impact on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
 Award is given to a mathematician (or group of mathematicians) who has made significant contributions of lasting value to mathematics education.
 Amount: $1,000
 Frequency: every year
 Next award: 2017
 Centennial Fellowships
 Awarded primarily for the excellence of the candidate's research
 Amount: varies annually
 Frequency: every year
 Next award: 2017
 JPBM Communications Award
 To reward and encourage communicators who, on a sustained basis, bring mathematical ideas and information to nonmathematical audiences
 Amount: $1,000
 Frequency: every year
 Next award: 2017
 This is awarded jointly with the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and the American Statistical Association (ASA)
 Epsilon Awards for Young Scholars Programs
 To help support existing summer programs for mathematically talented high school students
 Amount: $2,500  $15,000
 Frequency: every year
 Next award: 2017
 Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department Award
 Recognizes a department which has distinguished itself by undertaking an unusual or particularly effective program of value to the mathematics community, internally or in relation to the rest of society
 Amount: Up to $5,000
 Frequency: every year
 Next award: 2017
 Mathematical Art Exhibition Award
 To acknowledge those whose works demonstrate the beauty and elegance of mathematics expressed in a visual art form.
 Amount: $400 for best photograph, painting, or print; $400 for best textile, sculpture, or other medium; $200 for one honorable mention.
 Frequency: every year
 Next award: 2017

 Mathematics Programs that Make a Difference Award
 To programs that aim to bring more persons from underrepresented backgrounds into some portion of the pipeline beginning at the undergraduate level and leading to advanced degrees in mathematics and professional success, or retain them once in the pipeline; have achieved documentable success in doing so; and are replicable models.
 Frequency: every year
 Next award: 2017
 Karl Menger Memorial Award
 To precollege students in mathematics as well as mathematicallyoriented projects in computer science, physics, and engineering at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
 Frequency: every year
 Next award: 2017
 Public Policy Award
 To recognize a public figure for sustained and exceptional contributions to public policies that foster support for research, education, and innovation
 Frequency: every year starting in 2014
 Award for Distinguished Public Service
 To a research mathematician who has made a distinguished contribution to the mathematics profession during the preceding five years
 Amount: $4,000
 Frequency: every two years
 Next award: 2018
 Public Service Citation
 To provide encouragement and recognition for contributions to public service activities in support of mathematics.
 The award is no longer being made.
 Public Service Award
 This award was established in 1999 by the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the American Astronomical Society (AAS), and the American Physical Society (APS) to recognize a public figure for his or her sustained and exceptional contributions to public policies that foster support for research, education, and industrial innovation in the physical sciences and mathematics.
 As of January 2007, the AMS no longer participates in this award, but instead offers the AMS Public Policy Award.
 Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Memorial Awards
 To assist students who have declared a major in mathematics at a college or university that is an institutional member of the AMS. These funds help support students who lack adequate financial resources and who may be in danger of not completing the degree program in mathematics for financial reasons.
 Amount: $3,000
 Frequency: every year
 Next award: 2016

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