Oct 3, 2012

Awards and Prizes

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is a non-profit organization founded in 1971. The purpose of the AWM is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences. The following awards and prizes are announced by the AWM:

Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture

Application deadline: November 1, 2012

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) established the annual Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture to highlight significant contributions of women to applied or computational mathematics. This jointly awarded lecture (AWM-SIAM) is given annually at the SIAM Annual Meeting. In 2013, the Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture will be given at the SIAM Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. The lectureship may be awarded to anyone in the scientific or engineering community whose work highlights the achievements of women in applied or computational mathematics.

Nominations for this award are solicited and will remain active for at total of two years (one year beyond the initial nominations). Letters of nomination should include an outline of the nominee’s contributions to applied or computational mathematics, a list of some of her most important research papers, and a citation of about 100 words that may be read when introducing the speaker.

Nominations should be submitted as ONE PDF file via MathPrograms.org at https://www.mathprograms.org/db/programs/145.


AWM-Sadosky Research Prize in Analysis

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) has established the AWM-Sadosky Research Prize in Analysis to highlight exceptional research in analysis by a woman early in her career. The prize will be awarded every other year with the first prize presented at the AWM Reception at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, MD in January 2014.

When reviewing nominations for this award, the field will be broadly interpreted to include all areas of analysis. Candidates should be women within 10 years of receiving their PhD, or having not yet received tenure. For full consideration, nominations should be submitted by February 15, 2013.

See https://sites.google.com/site/awmmath/programs/sadosky-prize


Call for nominations for the 2013–14 Michler Prize

Application deadline: November 1, 2012

The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize of the AWM is awarded annually to a woman recently promoted to Associate Professor or an equivalent position in the mathematical sciences. The prize provides a fellowship for the awardee to spend a semester in the Mathematics Department of Cornell University without teaching obligations. Recently promoted associate professors face many challenges as they prepare to take on greater leadership in research and in the profession. The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize will honor outstanding women at this stage of their careers and enable them to focus on their research in the stimulating environment of the Cornell University Mathematics Department.

A $47,000 prize will be awarded to a woman, recently promoted to associate professor or the equivalent, for a semester of mathematical research without teaching obligations in the Mathematics Department of Cornell University. A supplement housing/subsistence stipend award of $3,000 will be provided. Office space, library access, and computing facilities will be provided by Cornell. The award is to be used during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Eligibility: Applicants must be women recently promoted to Associate Professor or the equivalent in the mathematical sciences at an institution of higher learning other than Cornell University. There is no restriction either on the nationality of the applicant or on the country in which she holds a position. The primary selection criteria for the Michler Prize are the excellence of the candidate’s research and the potential benefit to the applicant of a semester in the Mathematics Department at Cornell. The applicant is expected to spend a full semester at Cornell.

For details of required application materials, please see https://sites.google.com/site/awmmath/programs/michler-prize

Please submit all application materials electronically through MathPrograms.org at https://www.mathprograms.org/db/programs/146. Reference letter writers should be asked to submit their letters online through MathPrograms.org

Send inquiries to michlerprize@awm-math.org.


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