The SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing Early Career Prize (SIAG/SC Early Career Prize) is awarded every two years to one individual in their early career for outstanding research contributions in the field of algorithms research and development for parallel scientific and engineering computing in the three calendar years prior to the award year.
The recipient's work must be a significant research contribution to algorithms for parallel computing in science and engineering. At least one of the papers containing this work must be published in English in a peer-reviewed journal or conference proceedings bearing a publication date within the three calendar years prior to the year of the award, though a body of papers may be discussed in the nomination. Moreover, either the recipient must be a graduate student or the paper's publication date must be no more than three (3) calendar years later than the year in which the author received the PhD or equivalent degree. The committee may consider exceptions to the three-years-from PhD rule, for career interruptions or delays occurring, e.g., for childbearing, child rearing, or elder care. The award can be received only once in a lifetime.
For the 2024 award, the paper must have been published between the dates of January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2023. The candidate must have been awarded their PhD no earlier than 2018 or may be a current graduate student.