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 long-term impact in its area. The book must have been published within the six calendar years preceding the nomination year.

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.

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

For an outstanding contribution to applied mathematics in the highest and broadest sense.

Amount: $5,000

Frequency: every three years

Next prize: January 2016

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.

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: January 2015

This is awarded jointly with the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and the American Statistical Association (ASA)

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

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.

To pre-college students in mathematics as well as mathematically-oriented projects in computer science, physics, and engineering at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

To recognize a public figure for sustained and exceptional contributions to public policies that foster support for research, education, and innovation

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.

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: Fall 2014

AMS also supports some prizes and awards given by other organizations.

Awards are made in either: 1) the theory of the kernel function and its applications in real and complex analysis; or 2) function-theoretic methods in the theory of partial differential equations of elliptic type with attention to Bergman's operator method.

To the individual deemed to have made the most substantial contribution in research in the field of pure mathematics, and who is deemed to have the potential for future production of distinguished research in such field

The Fredkin Foundation established three prizes in Automatic Theorem Proving (ATP). In the mid-1980s the Foundation asked the AMS to appoint a formal ATP prize committee and to take over the administration of the awards. Since support for these prizes has been withdrawn, currently there are no plans to make future awards.

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Photos from the 2014 Prizes and Awards session at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.