Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research by an Undergraduate Student

Frank and Brennie Morgan

Photo courtesy of the Morgan family.

The Morgan Prize is awarded each year to an undergraduate student (or students for joint work) for outstanding research in mathematics. Any student who was enrolled as an undergraduate in December at a college or university in the United States or its possessions, Canada, or Mexico is eligible for the prize.

The prize recipient's research need not be confined to a single paper; it may be contained in several papers. However, the paper (or papers) to be considered for the prize must be completed while the student is an undergraduate. Publication of research is not required.

Prize Details:
The current prize amount is $1,200, awarded annually

Next Prize: January 2019

Nomination Period: 1 March – 30 June, 2018

Nomination Procedure: To nominate a student, submit a letter of nomination, a brief description of the work that is the basis of the nomination, and complete bibliographic citations (or copies of unpublished work). All submissions for the prize must include at least one letter of support from a person, usually a faculty member, familiar with the student's research.

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Most recent prize: Ashvin Swaminathan received the 2018 Morgan Prize for his his exceptional research in algebraic geometry, number theory, and combinatorics, which has appeared in numerous well-regarded professional level journals. Ge (Greg) Yang received an honorable mention for his research in the homological theory of functions.

About this Prize: The prize was established in 1995. It is entirely endowed by a gift from Mrs. Frank (Brennie) Morgan. It is made jointly by the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

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