The Birkhoff Prize is awarded for an outstanding contribution to applied mathematics in the highest and broadest sense.
### About this Prize

**Most Recent Prize: 2018**

**See previous winners**

**Next Prize:**
January 2021

**Nomination Period:**
1 March - 30 June, 2020

The prize was established in 1967 in honor of Professor George David Birkhoff (pictured), with an initial endowment contributed by the Birkhoff family and subsequent additions by others. The American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) award the Birkhoff Prize jointly.

The current prize amount is US$5,000, awarded every three years to a member of AMS or SIAM.

2018 - Berndt Sturmfels received the Birkhoff Prize in 2018 for his instrumental role in creating the field of applied algebraic geometry.

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

**Nomination Procedure:**
Nominations with supporting information should be submitted online.