CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award

Nomination Deadline:

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences are pleased to solicit nominations for the CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics beginning in November of every year. The annual prize is to be awarded to a researcher with a Ph.D. degree conferred within 10 years of the nomination. The prize recognizes exceptional research in any branch of applied mathematics, interpreted broadly. The nominee should hold a tenure-track position at a Canadian university and the research on which the award is based should have been conducted primarily in Canada.

The award will consist of a cash prize of $1,000 and a commemorative plaque that will be presented at the CAIMS Annual Meeting. The prize recipient will be invited to deliver a plenary lecture at the CAIMS Annual Meeting in the year of the award.


Nominations must be submitted by January 31st and shall consist of:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a publication list
  • a cover letter explaining the basis of the nomination
  • a maximum of three additional letters of support, at least two of which should be from references who are neither former PhD/postdoc mentors nor collaborators. In the case of very interdisciplinary research, the support letters should address the nominee's contributions in both applied mathematics and the area of application.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Unsuccessful nominations for candidates who continue to meet the eligibility criteria may be renominated with an updated CV and publication list, and if desired, new letters of support. Decisions will be announced in April.

The deadline for nominations is:

Past Recipients

Jun Liu
Bahman Gharesifard
Alexander Bihlo
Ben Adcock, Hau-tieng Wu (Joint Award)
Jean-Philippe Lessard
Jane Heffernan
Geoff Wild
Serdar Yuksel
Theodore Kolokolnikov
Adam Oberman
Daniel Coombs