A letter of nomination may be submitted by one or more individuals.  Nomination of the writer's own institution is permitted.  The letter should describe the specific program(s) for which the department in being nominated as well as the achievements which make the program(s) an outstanding success, and may include any ancillary documents which support the success of the program(s).  Where possible, the letter and documentation should address how these successes came about by 1) systematic, reproducible changes in programs that might be implemented by others, and/or 2) have value outside the mathematical community.  The letter should not exceed two pages, with supporting documentation not to exceed an additional three pages.  Nominations may be submitted through the form available here:  www.ams.org/profession/prizes-awards/nominations or by sending them by postal mail to the Office of the Secretary.   Nominations received by September 15 will be considered for the award announced the following spring; the non-winning nominations will automatically be reconsidered, without further updating, for the awards to be presented over the next two years.  Questions about this award and the nomination process should be directed to the Office of the Secretary.