Mary Ellen Rudin Young Researcher Award Fund

This is an annual award recognizing talented young researches in any of the areas central to topology. The award is linked to the journal Topology and its Applications.


About the award

An emeritus member of the organizing committee of the annual Spring Topology Meeting and an editorial board member of the journal Topology and its Applications, Mary Ellen agreed to lend her name in support of this award.


Visit the journal awards page to discover the previous winners

Application process


The recipient is chosen by a selection committee and will be at most one year away from completing his/her PhD or at most three years after his/her PhD.

Selection Process

The recipient is chosen by a selection committee. 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.

Award and Ceremony

The annual award consists of USD $15,000 to be used as following: $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.