Call for Nominations

SIAM Activity Group on Geosciences Junior Scientist Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Geosciences (SIAG/GS) will present the SIAG/GS Junior Scientist Prize at the SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences (GS15), to be held June 29-July 2, 2015, at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.

The SIAG/GS Junior Scientist Prize will be awarded to an outstanding junior researcher in the field of geosciences for distinguished contributions to the field in the three calendar years prior to the year of the award.


The recipient’s work must be a significant research contribution to geosciences.  At least one of the papers containing this work must be published in English in a peer-reviewed journal bearing a publication date within the three calendar years prior to the year of the award.  For the 2015 award, the eligibility period is January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2014.  The recipient must be a graduate student or the paper’s publication date must be no more than three calendar years later than the year in which the author received the PhD or equivalent degree.

Description of the Award

The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate containing the award citation.  The recipient will be invited to present a brief plenary talk at the conference.  The recipient will be reimbursed for travel expenses to attend the meeting to accept the award and give the talk.


Nominations should be sent to by November 15, 2014. Attach a letter of nomination, including a description of the contributions and bibliographic citations, a CV of the candidate, and letters of support from two or three experts (no more than three letters).  Letters should be addressed as below.

SIAG/GS Junior Scientist Prize Selection Commmittee
c/o J. M. Littleton
3600 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688

For inquiries:
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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