Call for Nominations

Richard C. DiPrima Prize

The Richard C. DiPrima Prize is awarded every two years to a junior scientist, based on an outstanding doctoral dissertation in applied mathematics.

SIAM will present the DiPrima Prize at the 2016 SIAM Annual Meeting (AN16), to be held July 11-15, 2016, in Boston, Massachusetts.


Candidates for the prize must have completed their doctoral dissertations and all other requirements for their doctorates during the period running from three years prior to the award date to one year prior to the award date (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015). The doctorate must have been awarded at least eight months prior to the award date. The requirements for the doctorate must have been equivalent to those for a U.S. doctorate.

Selection is based on the dissertations of the candidates. The dissertations must represent topics of applied mathematics (defined as those topics covered by the SIAM journals). They must be submitted in English.  An English translation is acceptable.

Description of the Award

The award consists of a hand-calligraphed certificate and a cash prize of $1,000. Travel expenses to the award ceremony will be provided by SIAM.


Nominations should be sent to by October 15, 2015. Attach a letter of nomination, including a description of the contributions, a CV of the candidate, and a copy of the dissertation. Letters should be addressed as below:

Professor George Yin
Chair, Richard C. DiPrima Prize Committee
c/o J. M. Littleton
3600 Market Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

Telephone: +1-215-382-9800 ext. 303

Selection Committee

Click here to see a list of selection committee members by year.

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