When was the first Infosys Prize given, and to whom?

In February 2009, Infosys and the National Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS) presented the first Infosys Prize for Mathematics to Prof. Manindra Agrawal, N. Rama Rao Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. With effect from 2010, the prize was presented as the Infosys Prize in the Mathematical Sciences category.

Who Is On The Infosys Prize Jury?

Each category of the Infosys Prize is presided over by a Jury Chair. A number of individual jurors work closely with the jury chair in each category. Click here to view jury of the current year.

What Is The Nomination Process?

The winners of the Infosys Prize in each category are selected through a process of nomination and subsequently shortlisted by a jury comprised of distinguished practitioners in that respective discipline. Each category will have a panel of jurors presided over by a Jury Chair.

Nominations for all categories of the Infosys Prize generally open in the month of March and close three months later. Dates for each year are published on our website a few weeks in advance. Invited nominators will receive an email from the Infosys Science Foundation containing a username and password, which may be used to gain access to the dedicated website.

For more information on the process click here and for the nomination criteria, please refer to the STATUTES section.

What is the timeline for nominations?

Nominations for all categories of the Infosys Prize generally open in the month of March close 3 months later. The nominations calendar is published on the website at the start of every cycle.

What Is The Last Date For Submitting Nominations?

The last date for submission of nominations for Infosys Prize 2014 is May 31, 2014.

Who can nominate candidates?

Anyone who has been invited to nominate can nominate a candidate in any category as long as the nomination is submitted in the prescribed format and the candidate meets the specified criteria.

What are the criteria for nomination?

Please see the STATUTES section for the complete nomination criteria.

Where can I get a nomination form?

Nominations are by invitation only. You will need a username and password to gain access to the NOMINATE section of our website, which contains a nomination form. If you have received a username and password by email, you may fill and submit your nomination here.

How can I submit my nomination?

Invited nominators may fill the nomination form available on our website

Alternatively, the application form may be downloaded from our website and sent by post to the following address:

Infosys Science Foundation
Infosys Limited.
Electronics City
Hosur Road
Bangalore 560100

Are self-nominations allowed?

No, self-nomination is not allowed. The candidate must be nominated by a peer or colleague who is a part of the Nomination Council.

Can I Edit Or Cancel My Nomination Once I Submit It?

You may review, change or cancel your nomination by logging into our website any time before May 31, 2014. After this date, the system will not allow you to make any changes to your nomination.

Can I re-nominate a candidate?

Yes, you can re-nominate a candidate you have nominated in any previous cycle of the Infosys Prize. All nominations are valid for 3 years including the year of submission and so will be carried forward for 2 more years. It is in the best interest of the candidate for the nominator to update his/her nomination with current details and resubmitting / re- nominating. A laureate of the Infosys Prize cannot be re-nominated.

Can candidates outside India be nominated for the Infosys Prize?

Please see the STATUTES section for a detailed overview of the nomination criteria.

I have not received an email with my username and password. Can I still nominate a candidate?

An email invitation is sent only to selected recipients. If you feel that you have not received your email invitation due to an error, please inform us at ISF@infosys.com

I do not have the candidate’s CV. Can I still nominate him/her?

Nominations are not considered complete without the candidate’s CV. The same must be uploaded along with your nomination as either Microsoft Word or PDF documents. If you are sending the nomination by post, the candidate’s CV must be appended along with your nomination form.

What Happens After I Submit A Nomination?

The last date for submission of nominations is May 31, 2014. After this date, the respective juries for each category will deliberate on the nominations and shortlist the winners. Registered nominators will be informed via email at every major milestone.

If this FAQ does not answer all of your questions, please write to us at ISF@infosys.com