Call for nominations for prizes to be awared at the MCA2013


The following prizes winners will be chosen by the MCA Awards Committee which is appointed by the MCA2013 Steering Committee. In making their decisions the Awards Committee will be guided by the information in the nominating material and detailed insights about the nominees' professional accomplishments. It is important that the nominees most significant contributions and their impact be part of the nominating material. The Awards Committee may, if it chooses to do so, make nominations.

The MCA Prize:
Five prizes of $1000 each will be awarded to mathematicians who are no more than 12 years past their PhD in August 2013. Eligibility for consideration of nominees requires that they either received their graduate education or that they currently hold a position in one or more countries in the Americas. The choice of the prize winners will be based on the documented mathematical achievements of the nominees. The nominations must include a justifying statment of up to 2 pages, the CV of the nominee and one additional letter of support.

The Americas Prize:
One prize of $5000 will be awarded to an individual or a group in recognition of their work to enhance collaboration and the development of research that links mathematicians in several countries in the Americas. The nominations must include a description ( up to 4 pages) of the work and any relevant citations that justify the award of the Americas Prize. CVs of the nominees should be provided. There must be four co-nominators from at least two different countries.

The Solomon Lefschetz Medal
Two medals with an award of $5000 will be given to mathematicians in recognition of their excellence in research and their contributions to the development of mathematics in a country or countries in the Americas. Nominations must include a justifying statement (up to 2 pages), and a brief paragraph that can be used in the announcement of the Medal, the CV of the nominee, and two additional supporting letters. An individual may make up to two nominations in each category. Self nominations will not be accepted in any category.

Nominations and requests for information concerning the nominating process should be sent by e-mail to The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2013.