AMS Mary P. Dolciani Prize for Excellence in Research

Mary P. Dolciani

The AMS Mary P. Dolciani Prize for Excellence in Research recognizes a mathematician from a department that does not grant a Ph.D. who has an active research program in mathematics and a distinguished record of scholarship. The primary criterion for the prize is an active research program as evidenced by a strong record of peer-reviewed publications.

Additional selection criteria may include the following:

  • Evidence of a robust research program involving undergraduate students in mathematics;
  • Demonstrated success in mentoring undergraduates whose work leads to peer reviewed publication, poster presentations, or conference presentations;
  • Membership in the AMS at the time of nomination and receipt of the award is preferred but not required.

About this Prize:

This prize is funded by a grant from the Mary P. Dolciani Halloran Foundation. Mary P. Dolciani Halloran (1923-1985, pictured) was a gifted mathematician, educator, and author. She devoted her life to developing excellence in mathematics education and was a leading author in the field of mathematical textbooks at the college and secondary school levels. Read more about her and the Foundation.

Prize Details:
The prize amount is \$5000, awarded every other year for five award cycles

Next Prize: January 2019

Nomination Period: 1 March – 30 June, 2018

Nomination Procedure: Nominations should include a letter of nomination, a short description of the work that is the basis of the nomination including complete bibliographic citations, and a CV.

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Most Recent Prize: New Prize

About this Prize: This prize is funded by a grant from the Mary P. Dolciani Halloran Foundation.


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