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.