AMS, MAA and SIAM Prizes and Awards

Dear Friend of AWM,

The AWM Awards Committee would like to increase the number of awards and honors from other societies that go to deserving women mathematicians.  The first step is to assure that the selection committees are aware of all the women who are worthy of consideration for their award.

You can help by:

1) Sending AWM your suggestions of potential nominees for the awards listed (click here for the list), together with a paragraph explaining why that person is worthy of the prize.  (Please check that the suggested nominees are eligible for the prize in question.)

2) Either volunteering to organize the nomination yourself or suggesting someone else as a potential nominator.

The role of AWM in this process will be to encourage an appropriate expert or department chair to orchestrate the nomination.  AWM will not act as nominator. 

We include some descriptions of these awards and the desired qualifications, as well as links to further information.  Please get back to us with your suggestions as soon as possible by accessing the online questionnaire at  It can take 4-6 weeks to generate a nomination.  

We hope that together we can make a difference in the number of awards given to women mathematicians at the JMM and other national meetings! 

Best wishes,

Ruth Charney, AWM President
on behalf of the Awards Committee:  Pallavi Dani, Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Rhonda Hughes, Gordana Matic, and Sylvia Wiegand