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This Prize recognizes a notable research work in algebra that has appeared in the last six years. The work must be published in a recognized, peer-reviewed venue

This prize (and the Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Number Theory) was founded in honor of Professor
Frank Nelson Cole upon his retirement after twenty-five years as Secretary of the American Mathematical
Society. Cole also served as Editor-in-Chief of the *Bulletin* for twenty-one years. The original fund was donated by Professor Cole from moneys presented to him on his
retirement, and was augmented by contributions from members of the Society. The fund was later doubled by his son, Charles A. Cole.

The current prize amount is \$5,000 and the prize is awarded every three years

**Next Prize**: January 2021

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

**Nomination Procedure**: Submit a letter of nomination, a complete bibliographic citation for the work being nominated,
and a brief citation that explains why the work is important

**Most Recent Prize**: The 2018 Cole Prize in Algebra was awarded to Robert Guralnick for his groundbreaking research on representation theory,
cohomology, and subgroup structure of finite quasi-simple groups, and the wide-ranging applications of this work to other areas of mathematics.