Nomination Deadline

January 15

odd-numbered years

Presented at the

MCD Topical Meeting Banquet

odd-numbered years

Monetary Award



The Mathematics & Computations Division (MCD) Young Member’s Research Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has made significant technical contributions in one or more areas of interest to MCD. The attainment can be in the form of a new principle, method of analysis, software product emanating from research and development, or from effective application of mathematics and computations knowledge to yield a commercial service or product needed in the nuclear technology enterprise. Management contributions are not considered in the review and selection process.

To be eligible, the nominee must be an ANS member in good standing, a designated member of MCD, and be less than 40 years of age at the time of nomination. The nominee must be living at the time of submittal, but in certain exceptional cases, a posthumous award could be made.

When possible, one such award will be made biannually, coinciding with the year the Mathematics and Computation Division (M&C) Topical Meeting is held, following procedures established by the MCD.

The award consists of an engraved plaque and monetary award of $500 which is presented at the M&C Topical Meeting, and complimentary registration at the M&C meeting (if not paid by the recipient's employer).


The Mathematics & Computations Division (MCD) of the American Nuclear Society established the Young Member’s Research Achievement Award in 2003 to fulfill the following objectives: (1) to identify and reward meritorious contributions in the areas of mathematics and computations by MCD members who are in the earlier stages of their careers, and (2) to stimulate further achievements by younger individuals that will enhance the applications of mathematics and computations in the area of nuclear technology.

Selection Method

Nominations must include the completed nomination form accompanied by the following supporting documents:

  • A letter of recommendation from the nominator (principal sponsor)
  • A narrative summary of about 1,000 words, including professional accomplishments, a period of activity, and the significance of achievements
  • A list of ANS positions held.
  • A brief chronological resume or curriculum vitae along with a bibliography of major publications including documentation of participation in symposia and conferences may be attached.
  • Three (3) letters of support are required (no more than 5). One must be an ANS Fellow. Sponsors should be knowledgeable about the candidate's contributions to MCD. Sponsors of a given candidate should be dispersed geographically, and only one may be from the home institute of the candidate.

The principal sponsor has the responsibility of (a) securing the required letters of recommendations from the other two co-sponsors, (b) assembling the nomination package, and (c) submitting it along with his or her own recommendation of the nominee by the deadline indicated in the division’s call for nominations announcement.

If the committee does not select a nominee for whom an application was submitted, the nominator may submit a new nomination package for that individual the next or subsequent award cycles. Emphasis is placed on achievement demonstrating a high degree of technical merit and ingenuity.

The selection of the Young Member’s Research Achievement Award is determined by critical review and assessment of submitted credentials and qualifications; hence, due care should be exercised in the preparation of the nomination package.

Consideration for the Young Member’s Research Achievement Award requires a willingness and formal acceptance on the part of the candidate to attend the MCD topical meeting at which the award will be presented, unless unusual circumstances prevent attendance. Members of the MCD Executive Committee and Honors and Awards Committee are excluded as nominators of, as well as candidates for, the award during their respective terms of office.

The Honors and Awards Committee of the MCD administers this award. That committee establishes the selection criteria and selects the recipient. The national Honors and Awards Committee is available for consultation and support as appropriate.

More information can be found on the Mathematics and Computation Division website.

Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to

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