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Richard C. DiPrima Prize

The prize was established in 1986 in memory of Richard C. DiPrima, who served SIAM for many years and in 1979–1980 as SIAM President. It aims to recognize an early career researcher in applied mathematics and is based on the doctoral dissertation.

Next Call for Nominations Opens May 1, 2019

Prize Description


Prize Description

The Richard C. DiPrima Prize is awarded every two years to one early career researcher who has done outstanding research in applied mathematics and who has completed his/her doctoral dissertation and completed all other requirements for his/her doctorate.


Eligibility Criteria

The requirements for the doctorate must have been equivalent to those for a U.S. doctorate. The dissertation must represent a topic of applied mathematics (defined as those topics covered by the SIAM journals). The dissertation must be submitted in English. An English translation is acceptable.

Candidates for the prize must have completed their doctoral dissertations and all other requirements for their doctorates during the period running from three to one years prior to the award date, selection is based on the dissertations of the candidates.

For the 2018 award, the candidate must have completed their dissertation and all other requirements between July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017.


Required Materials

  • Nominator’s letter of recommendation for candidate
  • Candidate’s CV
  • Digital version of the candidate’s doctoral dissertation (PDF required)

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to the 2018 winner, Peter Gangl! Learn more about his accomplishments in his Q&A spotlight.

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Prize Details

Prize Details

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About the Award


About the Richard C. DiPrima Prize


The Richard C. DiPrima prize includes a $2,000 monetary prize and a certificate. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony.

Award Date

The Richard C. DiPrima Prize will next be awarded in July 2018 at the SIAM Annual Meeting in Portland, OR.


Award Presentation

The prize will be presented by the SIAM President at the Prizes and Awards Luncheon. The announcement of the award will appear in SIAM News, the SIAM website, and appropriate electronic media.

Prize History



Prize History

Selection Committee

Hans Kaper (Chair)
Paul A. Martin
Michael Hintermueller

Selection Committee

George Yin (Chair)
Lora Billings
William D. Henshaw

Selection Committee

John Lowengrub (Chair)
Francisco Marcellan
Karen Willcox

Selection Committee

Robert D. Skeel (Chair)
Liliana Borcea
Alan R. Champneys
Bengt Fornberg
Daan Huybrechs

Selection Committee

James H. Curry (Chair)
Patricia E. Bauman
Philip Maini

Selection Committee

Jaroslav Stark (Chair)
Gerda de Vries
Sharon R. Lubkin

Selection Committee

Marshall Slemrod (Chair)
Yuriko Y Renardy
Daniel B. Szyld

Selection Committee

Andrew J. Wathen (Chair)
Emmanuele DiBenedetto
Suzanne M. Lenhart

2002 Gang Hu

Selection Committee

Joseph E. Flaherty (Chair)
Russel E. Caflisch


2000 Keith Lindsay
1998 Bart De Schutter
1996 David Paul Williamson
1994 Stephen Jonathan Chapman
1992 Anne Bourlioux and Robin Carl Young
1988 Mary E. Brewster

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