Mary Ellen Rudin prize

This notice is being sent to solicit and encourage applications from young researchers for the Mary Ellen Rudin Award.  The selection committee will begin reviewing applications approximately July 1 for the third  winner of this annual award. The first winner (2013) was Logan Hoehn (graduate of Toronto) and the second winner (2014) was Yash Lodha (graduate of Cornell).

Awarded annually, the winner will receive $15000 to be used as follows: $5000 to enable the winner to attend at least three major conferences in topology; $5000 to support travel and living expenses while on a visiting appointment at a leading research center; and a cash prize of $5000.

This award is sponsored by Elsevier Publishers.  Please see the website

Applications will involve a letter of nomination, two other letters of support, a letter from the applicant with a commitment to the award and the proposed plan.

Alan Dow and Jan van Mill maintain a website to receive applications.  Those interested in applying should send an e-mail to Alan Dow at for details on how to access the website to upload their application materials. Applicants from last year who are still eligible are certainly encouraged to reapply.  We ask that they begin a new application but once they have we can re-use any documents from last year if they request it.

Please help us get this information out to deserving applicants.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate contacting one of us.

With kind regards,
Alan Dow, Jan van Mill,  and Valerie Teng-Broug on behalf of Elsevier