MSc thesisprijs

The Innovation Committee of the Dutch Platform for Mathematics

Best Thesis in Applied Math Award

Call for Submission 2021

Graduates of Master’s programs and their supervisors are invited to submit high quality theses on any topic in the area of applied mathematics. Does your thesis comply to all of the below?

  1. The thesis was written as part of a Master’s program at a Dutch university.
  2. The thesis has been written in close cooperation with an external party, e.g., a company, a governmental institution or a foundation.
  3. The thesis has a clear applied mathematical focus, and must contain original theoretical and/or empirical work.
  4. The thesis is finalised (submitted and graded) during the period between October 15, 2018 and April 30, 2021.

In that case your thesis is eligible for submission for the 2021 Applied Math Award of the Innovation Committee of the Dutch Platform for Mathematics.

The deadline for submission is May 15th, 2021. The jury, consisting of members of the Innovation  Committee of the Dutch Platform for Mathematics, will assess the theses and select three finalists. The three finalists will have to present their thesis on Wednesday September 1st, during the Math Community Event organized by the Innovation Committee. During this (online) event, the winner will be chosen by a jury of three top level mathematical professionals. An invitation for the event will follow in due course.

The author of the winning thesis will receive an award and €500. The runners-up will both receive €250. Expenses for the Math Community Event will be reimbursed for all three candidates.

Candidates or their supervisors should submit their thesis by emailing a PDF version of the thesis to the Dutch Platform for Mathematics (, together with the names of the external party  and university involved and the name of the supervisor on behalf of the university.

Additional information on the process can be provided by Vivi Rottschäfer (

The winner of the 2019 Award is Tineke School. She wrote the thesis: “A Log Gaussian Cox process for predicting chimney fires at Fire Department Twente”.

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