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.
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.
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.
Self-nominations are not allowed, as per the statutes.
Once the nomination cycle is open, invited nominators may fill the nomination form available on our website. Alternatively, you may send your nomination to us at ISF@infosys.com. While sending across your nomination, please do attach the nominee's latest Curriculum Vitae with a list of her/his most recent/important papers, an endorsement (400-800 words) of their work, an impact statement (400-800 words) describing how her/his work may impact her/his own field of research and potentially impact other fields of research, and two research papers authored by the nominee.
Your nomination will not be considered complete without these documents.
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.
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 email, the candidate’s CV must be sent along with your nomination form.
The last date for submission of nominations is June 15, 2021. 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