The research must contain significant contributions to algebraic geometry and its applications. One key paper must be cited as evidence of the contributions, though a body of papers may be discussed in the nomination. The qualifying key paper must have been published in English in a peer-reviewed journal.

For the 2021 award, the paper must have been published between the dates of January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2020. The candidate must have received their PhD no earlier than 2015 or may be a current graduate student. The key paper must have been published no more than three years after the candidate received their PhD.

- Nominator’s letter of recommendation for candidate (no more than two pages), including citation of 25 words or less
- Candidate’s CV
- Bibliographic citation for candidate’s key contributing paper
- One letter of support from an expert in the field

The SI(AG)2 Early Career Prize includes a certificate containing the citation. As part of the award, the recipient will be invited to give a brief talk at the SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony and giving the lecture.

The prize will next be awarded at the 2021 SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry.

The Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Algebraic Geometry and the Chair of the Prize Committee will announce the award at the SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry and present the award to the recipient. An announcement of the award will appear in *SIAM News*, and on the activity group's website and newsletter.

Jan Draisma (Chair)

Sandra Di Rocco

Seth Sullivant

Rekha Thomas

Charles Wampler

Lihong Zhi