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SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth Early Career Prize

Established in 2021, the prize is awarded biannually by SIAG/MPE to one outstanding early career researcher in the field of mathematics as applied to the planet Earth. The award recognizes distinguished contributions to the field in the six calendar years prior to the year of the award.

Call for Nominations Opens: May 1, 2023

Prize Description


Prize Description

The SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth Early Career Prize (SIAG/MPE Early Career Prize) is awarded every two years to an outstanding early career researcher in the field of Mathematics of Planet Earth for distinguished contributions to the field in the six calendar years prior to the award year.


Eligibility Criteria

The award recognizes a single individual who has made outstanding, influential, and potentially long-lasting contributions to the field of mathematics of the planet Earth within six (6) years of receiving the PhD or equivalent degree as of January 1 of the year of the award. At least one of the papers containing this work must be published in English in a peer-reviewed journal or conference proceedings. The committee may consider exceptions to the six-year rule, for career interruptions or delays occurring in this time frame, e.g., for childbearing, child rearing, or elder care. The award can be received only once in a lifetime.

For the 2024 award, the candidate must have received their PhD no earlier than January 1, 2018, and no later than the nomination deadline.


Required Materials

  • Nominator’s letter of recommendation for candidate
  • CV of the candidate
  • Two or three letters of support from experts in the field

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The SIAG/MPE Early Career Prize will be awarded in 2024 at MPE24.




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About the SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth Early Career Prize


The SIAG/MPE Early Career Prize will consist of a certificate containing the citation. As part of the award, the recipient will be invited to give a brief talk at the conference. SIAM will make travel funds available to reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony and giving the talk.

Award Date

The prize will first be awarded at the 2024 SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth.

Award Presentation

The SIAG/MPE Chair and the Chair of the Prize Committee will announce the award through the SIAM Engage Online Community platform and SIAM News. The SIAG leadership will formally present the award to the recipient at the biannual SIAG/MPE conference.

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