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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: 2022

Rodrigo BaƱuelos, a professor of mathematics at Purdue University, will receive the 2022 AMS Award for Distinguished Public Service. The honor recognizes his exceptional service to the profession, his extensive educational and professional mentoring, and his prolific activities that have advanced diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of the mathematical sciences community.

Award announcement as seen in the news release.

See previous winners

Next Award:  January 2024

Nomination Period:  1 February - 31 May 2023

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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