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SIAM Student Paper Prize

The SIAM Student Paper Prizeis awarded every year to the student author(s) of the most outstanding paper(s) submitted to the SIAM Student Paper Competition. This award is based solely on the merit and content of the student's contribution to the submitted paper. Up to three awards will be made. The purpose of the Student Paper Prize is to recognize outstanding scholarship by students in applied mathematics or computing.

Description of the Award

Each recipient of the SIAM Student Paper Prize shall receive a framed certificate and a cash award of $1,000. Winners will be invited to present their winning papers at the SIAM Annual Meeting (AN16). Recipients will have their travel expenses reimbursed up to $650 for domestic travel and up to $800 for international travel. Each will receive gratis registration for the meeting. 


Eligibility is restricted to students in good standing who do not yet hold the degree of PhD on the application deadline. Papers entered in the competition must have already been submitted for publication. Submissions may be based on co-authored papers.

Requirements for Submission

Student Documents
To enter the competition, a student must submit:

  1. an extended abstract, in English, of the paper. The total length of the submitted abstract (including bibliography) may not exceed five pages.
  2. a short vita (at most 2 pages).
  3. the complete paper.
  4. proof that the paper has been submitted for publication.

Co-author Letters
If a paper is co-authored, each PhD-holding co-author must write a letter attesting to the student's pivotal role and contributions to the results.

If the student's advisor is a co-author of the submitted paper, we will need a letter containing the material of a co-author's letter and the material of the advisor's letter (see below).  This may all be contained in one letter.

Advisor Letter
The student's advisor also must submit a letter that:


Deadline and Address for Submissions

All papers and accompanying documentation should be sent as attachments in e-mail to by February 15, 2016.  Letters should be addressed as below.

Student Paper Prize Selection Committee
Professor Rachel Levy, Chair
c/o J. M. Littleton
3600 Market Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Please address any questions to:

J. M. Littleton
Telephone: +1-215-382-9800, ext. 303

Selection Committee

The list of selection committee members will be posted when it becomes available. 

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