Association for Women in Mathematics

Program ID: AWM-2023DISSERTATION [#1322]
Program Title: AWM Dissertation Prize
Program Type: Prize or award
Program Location: Providence, Rhode Island 02940, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2022/10/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/16, finished 2023/05/17)
Program Description:    

*** this program has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***


In January 2016 the Executive Committee of the Association for Women in Mathematics established the AWM Dissertation Prize, an annual award for up to three outstanding Ph.D. dissertations presented by female mathematical scientists and defended during the 24 months preceding the deliberations for the award. The Prizes will be given for those dissertations deemed most outstanding by the award committee. The award is intended to be based entirely on the dissertation itself, not on other work of the individual.


To be eligible for the award a graduate student must have defended her dissertation within the last two years (October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2022). She must either be a US citizen or have a school address in the US. The nomination should include:

  • a one to three page letter of nomination highlighting the exceptional mathematical research presented in the dissertation;
  • a curriculum vitae of the candidate not to exceed three pages;
  • two letters supporting the nomination; and 
  • a copy of the dissertation and/or a URL address where it can be accessed.
Additional Information When preparing nomination, supporting letters, and CV, the nominator may wish to provide additional information about the nominee’s work and record. For example, please note any of the following if relevant: Publication of results, and if no publications, concrete proof of the dissertation’s impact, like through specific citations, or letters citing publications that arose from the dissertation; Presentation of the work in a venue other than the home institution; Recognition by the student’s university; Citations (e.g. via Google Scholar or in talks) of the work by other researchers; Application of the work in industry; Patents filed on aspects of the dissertation; Description of the impact of this work on the field of mathematics, such as noting the mathematical contributions that arose directly from the dissertation.

Nomination Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your nomination:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
email address
Association for Women in Mathematics
P.O. Box 40876
Providence RI 02940