Award for Distinguished Public Service

The Award for Distinguished Public Service recognizes a research mathematician who has made recent or sustained distinguished contributions to the mathematics profession through public service.

About this Award

The AMS Council established this award in response to a recommendation from its Committee on Science Policy.

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

Most Recent Award: 2018

2018 - Sylvain Cappell, New York University, received the 2018 Award for Distinguished Service for his remarkable mentoring of talented young mathematicians, his dedication to protecting human rights, and his extraordinary involvement in outreach.

Award announcement as seen in Notices of the AMS and in the news release.

See previous winners

Next Award:  January 2020

Nomination Period:  1 March - 30 June 2019

Nomination Procedure: 

Submit a letter of nomination describing the candidate's accomplishments, a CV for the nominee, and a brief citation that explains why the work is important.

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