The CMS Doctoral Prize recognizes outstanding performance by a doctoral student who graduated from a Canadian university in the preceding year (January 1st to December 31st). The first award was presented in 1997.
The Doctoral Prize consists of a framed certificate, an award of $500, a two-year membership with the CMS, and the opportunity to present a plenary lecture at a CMS meeting.
The prize is awarded to the person who received a Ph.D. from a Canadian university in the preceding year (January 1st to December 31st) and 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.