The Ramanujan Prize for young mathematicians from developing countries

The Ramanujan Prize for young mathematicians from developing countries

17 December 2013 by Roy Southil

The Ramanujan Prize for young mathematicians from developing countries was started in 2005. The 2014 Prize will be funded and administered jointly by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the International Mathematical Union (IMU).

Field of study: Any branch of the mathematical sciences.

Eligibility: The candidate must be less than 45 years of age on 31 December of the year of the award. Must have conducted outstanding research in a developing country. Researchers working in any branch of the mathematical sciences are eligible.

Value: The Prize carries a $15,000 cash award. The winner will be invited to the ICTP to receive the Prize and deliver a lecture. The Prize is usually awarded to one person, but may be shared equally among recipients who have contributed to the same body of work.

How to apply: Nominations may be sent to math@ictp.it describing the work of the nominee in detail. Nominations should include a CV and a list of publications, as well as a letter of recommendation. Additional supporting letters are encouraged. Self-nominations are strongly discouraged.

Selection process: The Selection will be made by a Committee consisting of eminent mathematicians appointed in consultation between ICTP and the International Mathematical Union (IMU).The Selection Committee will take into account not only the scientific quality of the research, but also the background of the candidate and the conditions in which the work was carried out. The Committee will give more consideration to candidates who had to overcome adversity to achieve distinction in mathematics.

Deadline: The deadline for receipt of nominations for the 2014 Prize is 1 February 2014.

Further information: Please visit the Ramanujan Prize webpage.

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