The African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI) calls for nominations for
The African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI) calls for nominations for the AMMSI-Phillip Griffiths Prize for 2019. The AMMSI-Phillip Griffiths Prize is awarded annually to an African mathematician, living in Africa, who has made outstanding contributions to mathematics or to the applications of mathematics, that is, to the advancement of the body of mathematical knowledge, as evidenced by research and impact of the work. The award comprises a certificate with a citation on the winner’s scientific achievement as well as a cash prize of USD 6,000. The Prize has been made possible through a grant to AMMSI by Phillip Griffiths on his winning the Chern Prize in 2014.
Nominations are welcomed from any part of the world. Each candidacy must include
• One letter by the nominator(s) forwarding the nomination and giving the contact details of each nominator and his/her institutional affiliation. Please note that nomination by oneself will not be accepted.
• Full name, email address and mailing address of the person nominated.
• Home web-page of the nominee (if any).
• The proposed citation (a concise statement of not more than 250 words detailing the outstanding contributions).
• Justification for nomination (the nominator(s) should cite the reasons for considering the candidate to be deserving and include explanations of the impact of the candidate’s work arising from his/her publications and activities) (maximum four A4 pages).
• A brief Curriculum Vitae of the nominee including selected major publications (maximum four A4 pages).
The nomination should be sent via e-mail to: email@example.com
Send a copy to: AMMSI Administrator <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Please note that the deadline for nominations is 31st August 2019.
Training & Education
Research is essential for discovery of knowledge and the application of the findings for the benefit of society. It is rare for faculty members in Africa to have sufficient funds, or time from teaching and administrative duties, to perform their own research.
One of the highest priorities of the AMMSI is to provide the opportunity to do so and, where appropriate, to support demonstrations of the application of mathematical work to societal needs.
Linkages & Networks
In Africa, the practice and teaching of mathematics are gravely hampered by the relative isolation of mathematicians from one another. This isolation is largely a function of the small population of mathematicians and the large distances between them.
The AMMSI intends to support linkages, networks, and movement of mathematicians that can foster more collaborative activities and, to some extent, combat the relative isolation of mathematicians.