The SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra Early Career Prize (SIAG/LA Early Career Prize) is awarded every three years to one post-PhD early career researcher in the field of applicable linear algebra for outstanding contributions to the field within six years of receiving the PhD or equivalent degree as of January 1 of the award year.

The candidate’s work must be a significant research contribution to applicable linear algebra. The qualifying contribution(s) for which the award is made must be publicly available and may belong to any aspect of applicable linear algebra. The candidate must have been awarded their PhD no earlier than six years prior to January 1 of the award year and no later than the nomination date. The committee may consider exceptions to the six years-from PhD rule, for career interruptions or delays occurring, e.g., for child bearing, child rearing, or elder care. Current graduate students are not eligible for this award.

For the 2021 award, the candidate must have received their PhD no earlier than January 1, 2015, and no later than the nomination deadline.

- Nominator's letter of recommendation for candidate
- Candidate's CV
- Two or three letters of support from experts in the field

The SIAG/LA Early Career Prize includes a certificate containing the citation. As part of the award, the recipient will be invited to give a brief plenary talk at the conference. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in giving the talk.

The prize will next be awarded in June 2021 at the SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra.

The Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra and the Chair of the Prize Committee will announce the award at the SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra and present the award to the recipient. An announcement of the award will appear in *SIAM News*, and on the activity group's website and newsletter.

James Nagy (Chair)

Matthias Bolten

Heike Fassbender

Jennifer A. Scott

Jianlin Xia