Mary P. Dolciani Prize for Excellence in Research

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.

The prize amount is $5000, awarded every other year for five award cycles.

Most Recent Prize: 2019

Stephan Ramon Garcia received the first AMS Mary P. Dolciani Prize for Excellence in Research for his outstanding record of research in operator theory, complex analysis, matrix theory, and number theory, for high quality scholarship with a diverse set of undergraduates, and for his service to the profession.

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

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Next Prize:  January 2021

Nomination Period:  1 March - 30 June, 2020

Nomination Procedure: 

Nominations should include a letter of nomination, the nominee's CV, and a short citation to be used in the event that the nomination is successful.

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