Anile Prize in Mathematics for Doctoral Students Worldwide

Anile Prize

Course Offered: Mathematics
Course Level: Graduate (PhD)
Provider: Angelo Marcello Anile Association
Country to Study in: Italy

Scholarship Description
The Angelo Marcello Anile Association announces the second edition of the Anile Prize. Funds for this prize are contributed by the Angelo Marcello Anile Association.

The Anile prize will be awarded for a PhD thesis written in English and submitted in an Italian university, concerning a topic that bridges the gap between mathematics and its applications.

The third edition of the Anile prize will be announced by the end of November 2012, because the prize has become biennial.

The candidate must have completed his/her doctoral dissertation and all other requirements for his/her doctorate during the period running from 1st July 2009 to 30th November 2010.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country worldwide

Participating Institutions
Approved Italian universities - thesis (which must be written in English) to be submitted in an Italian university

Fields of study
The prize will be awarded for a PhD thesis concerning a topic that bridges the gap between mathematics and its applications.

Work that uses advanced mathematics and/or proposes new mathematical tools in order to solve applied problems from economics, engineering, science and technology is particularly appropriate. The work will be evaluated on the basis of the quality of the mathematics and of its impact on the application.

Number of awards
Inquire from Provider

Sponsorship duration
Prize awards have become biennial

Scholarship benefits
The award will consist of:
  • A citation certificate
  • A cash award of € 5000 (tax included)
  • Refund of reasonable travel expenses to Catania
  • The winner will also be given free life membership of the Angelo Marcello Anile Association (as an ordinary member).
Award Presentation:
The president of the Angelo Marcello Anile Association will present the award to the recipient during an official event held in Catania by the end of December 2011.

Method of Application
Applications should be made using the application form (also available at asso.­ accompanied by:

1. A copy of the thesis

2. A curriculum vitae: A pdf file containing the application form and all the required attachments should be e‑mailed to at the same time as hard-copies of all of the documents are sent by regular mail. Proof of the date of posting should be retained, since applications postmarked after the deadline will be deemed ineligible.

3. The theses supervisor should e‑mail (directly to a brief report/recommendation (no more than two pages) . This should include a summary of the PhD thesis, placing it within the context of its contribution to the associated research field and containing an assessment of the balance of input from the student, the supervisor and any other people involved regarding the basic ideas and strategy of the work, the development and use of necessary techniques and the interpretation of the results.

4. The application will be supported by at least two recommendation letters written by well-­‐‑known researchers and directly e-­‐‑ mailed by the authors to

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete details on how to apply and also to access the Application Form.

The deadline for applications is 31st March 2011 (with the post office stamp as proof).

Notification of the Award:
The result of the competition will be announced on 31st October 2011. The announcement will appear on the association website. If it considers that no thesis reaches the standard required, the Selection Committee may decide not to award the prize.

Prize Award Date:
The award will be made by 30th November 2011. If no prize is awarded then, award date will be moved to 30th November 2013.

Application Deadline: 31 March 2011
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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