Call for Submissions
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 2016 SIAM Annual Meeting. Each 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
To enter the competition, a student must submit:
- an extended abstract, in English, of the paper. The total length of the submitted abstract (including bibliography) may not exceed five pages.
- a short vita (at most 2 pages).
- the complete paper.
- proof that the paper has been submitted for publication.
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.
The student's advisor also must submit a letter that:
- describes and evaluates the paper's contribution to the literature and the student's contribution to the paper.
- verifies that the student meets the conditions of eligibility for the award.
Deadline and Address for Submissions
All papers and accompanying documentation should be sent as attachments in e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2015. 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
The list of selection committee members will be posted when it becomes available.