Call for Submission Best Thesis in Applied Math Award 2022

The Committee Innovation of Platform Wiskunde Nederland



Call for Submission

Graduates in applied mathematics and their supervisors are invited to submit high quality theses on any topic in applied mathematics. This year, there is a separate competition for BSc-graduates from universities of applied science, next to the original competition for MSc-graduates.

Does your thesis comply to all the below?

  • The thesis was written as part of a master program at a Dutch university (WO) or a bachelor program at a university of applied sciences (HBO).
  • The thesis has been written in close cooperation with an external party, like a company, a government institute, or a hospital.
  • The thesis has a clear applied mathematical focus and must contain original theoretical and/or empirical work.
  • The thesis was finalised (submitted and graded) in the period between April 30, 2021 and May 31, 2022.

In that case your thesis is eligible for submission for the 2022 Applied Math Award of the Innovation Committee of the Dutch Platform for Mathematics. The deadline for submission is June 15th, 2022. Candidates should submit their thesis by emailing a PDF version of the thesis to the Dutch Platform for Mathematics, together with the names of the external party and university involved and the name of the supervisor on behalf of the university.

The jury, consisting of members of the Innovation Committee of the Dutch Platform for Mathematics, will assess the theses and select three finalists for the MSc-prize and three finalists for the BSc-prize. The three finalists in each category will have to pitch their thesis during the Math Community Event in September or early October. During this event, the winner will be chosen by a jury of three top level mathematical professionals.

The author of the winning thesis in each of the two categories will receive an award and €350. The runners-up in each category will both receive €200. Expenses for the Math Community Event will be reimbursed for all three candidates.

Additional information can be found on the site of the Dutch Platform for Mathematics.