SIAM Student Paper Prize

Principal Guidelines

The SIAM Student Paper Prizes are awarded every year to the student author(s) of the most outstanding SIAM paper(s) submitted to the SIAM Student Paper Competition. This award is based solely on the merit and content of the student's contribution to the submitted paper.

The purpose of the Student Paper Prizes is to recognize outstanding scholarship by students in SIAM journals.


Eligibility is restricted to those who were students in good standing at the time the paper was submitted for publication but did not yet have a PhD at that time.

Eligible papers must have been accepted for publication in a SIAM journal at the application deadline and at most three years before the application deadline. Papers do not need to have been published at the time of submission.  At most one co-author of an eligible paper can be awarded a prize for that paper.

A student can only be considered for a single paper  in any year.

Requirements for Submission

The nominator, who will typically be the student’s advisor, must submit the following three items.

  1. The complete paper as accepted for publication, along with proof of date of submission and proof that the paper has been accepted for publication.
  2. The student's short vitae of at most two pages.
  3. A letter from the nominator or from a senior co-author confirming that the student meets the eligibility criteria and describing the paper's research contribution and the student's role in the scholarship.

The nominator must attest that all co-authors (if any) of the paper have agreed to the submission.

Notification of Prize Winners

The SIAM president will notify the recipient(s) at least six weeks before the award date.

Each recipient will present his or her paper at the meeting where the prizes are awarded; if attending the meeting poses a serious hardship, an exception may be granted by the SIAM president.

Description of the Award

Each recipient of the SIAM Student Paper Prize shall receive a framed certificate and reimbursement of up to $500 toward travel expenses. A cash prize of $1,000 per paper will be awarded. Up to three awards will be made each year.

Revision approved by SIAM Council and Major Awards Committee, July 2017, Pittsburgh, PA.

Prize History

1999 Awards

2000 Awards 2001 Awards 2002 Awards 2003 Awards 2004 Awards

2005 Awards

2006 Awards

2007 Awards

2008 Awards

2009 Awards

2010 Awards

2011 Awards

2012 Awards

2013 Awards

2014 Awards

2015 Awards

2016 Awards

2017 Awards

The next award will be made in 2018.


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