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Call for Nominations
2017 Doctoral Prize

The CMS Doctoral Prize recognizes outstanding performance by a doctoral student. The prize is awarded to one or two recipients of a Ph.D. from a Canadian university whose overall performance in graduate school is judged to be the most outstanding. Although the dissertation will be the most important criterion (the impact of the results, the creativity of the work, the quality of exposition, etc.) it will not be the only one. Other publications, activities in support of students and other accomplishments will also be considered.

Nominations that were not successful in the first competition, will be kept active for a further year (with no possibility of updating the file) and will be considered by the Doctoral Prize Selection Committee in the following year's competition.

The CMS Doctoral Prize will consist of an award of $500, a two-year complimentary membership in the CMS, a framed Doctoral Prize certificate and a stipend for travel expenses to attend the CMS meeting to receive the award and present a plenary lecture.


Candidates must be nominated by their university and the nominator is responsible for preparing the documentation described below, and submitting the nomination to the address below. No university may nominate more than one candidate and the deadline for the receipt of nominations is January 31, 2017.

The documentation shall consist of:

  • A curriculum vitae prepared by the student.
  • A resumé of the student's work written by the student and which must not exceed ten pages. The resumé should include a brief description of the thesis and why it is important, as well as of any other contributions made by the student while a doctoral student.
  • Three letters of recommendation of which one should be from the thesis advisor and one from an external reviewer. A copy of the external examiner's report may be substituted for the latter. More than three letters of recommendation are not accepted.

All documentation, including letters of recommendation, should be submitted electronically, preferably in PDF format, by the appropriate deadline, to

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