Outstanding Article Publication Award:
This award honors an article that made an outstanding contribution to mathematical sociology.
Eligible articles must have been published during the three years prior to the award year.
Harrison White Outstanding Book Award:
(odd numbered years)
This award honors a book that has made an outstanding contribution to mathematical sociology.
Eligible books must have been published during the four years prior to the award year. This award
is given in odd-numbered years. Nominations must come
from American Sociological Association members.
James S. Coleman Distinguished Career Award:
(even numbered years)
The Distinguished Career Award recognizes a lifetime of contributions to the field of Mathematical Sociology.
The last award was given to Linton Freeman in 2006. A letter of nomination should outline the candidate's activities
of lasting significance in mathematical sociology, conducted over the course of her or his career. The nomination also
should include a copy of the candidate's curriculum vitae, and an assurance that the candidate has given permission
to be nominated for the award. Nominations must come from American Sociological Association members.
Graduate Student Paper Award:
This award is presented for the best paper written by a graduate student that makes a significant contribution
to mathematical sociology. Papers can be published or unpublished. The submission can consist of a dissertation
chapter, but not the entire dissertation. The submission must have been written or published during the three
years prior to the award year. The author/first author must be a graduate student at the time of submission, and all
authors must be graduate students when the paper was written. Nominations and self-nominations are welcome. The
graduate student paper award includes $500 to help defray the costs of attending the ASA meetings or other expenses.
Mathematical Sociology Outstanding Dissertation in Progress Award:
This award provides a grant of $1,000 to meet some of the scholarly expenses of a student whose dissertation is still
in progress and employs mathematics in an interesting, imaginative or ingenious way to advance sociological knowledge.
The applicant should submit a copy of his or her approved dissertation proposal, with a list of any requirements added
by the graduate committee. The packet should also include a letter of support from the sponsor, which describes
the qualifications of the student for the completed task and the potential importance of the project. The requirements include
membership in the ASA and the mathematical sociology section during the period to be covered by the grant.
past awards: Cumulative Awards