Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations
Euler, Hall, Kirkman, and Stanton Medals for 2018
Honorary Fellowship

Until 31 December 2018, nominations are invited for the 2018 Medals of the ICA, and for Honorary Fellowship in the ICA.

Each medal nomination is to be made by at least two Fellows of the ICA; nominations for Honorary Fellowship are to be made by at least three Fellows of the ICA. Nominees must not be current members of the ICA Council, and must meet the eligibility requirements given below. Further, nominees for the Euler, Hall, and Kirkman medals must not be Honorary Fellows.

Each nomination must include a complete curriculum vitae and publication list and a letter detailing the extent and importance of the nominee’s contributions, addressing the selection criteria. Quotes from nomination letters may be used without attribution in citations, which may appear in the Bulletin of the ICA.

Euler Medals recognize distinguished lifetime career contributions to combinatorial research by Fellows of the ICA who are still active in research. Normally, at most one medal per year is awarded.

Hall Medals recognize extensive quality research with substantial international impact by Fellows of the ICA in mid-career. Recipients must not have reached age 41 before the end of the year for which they are nominated. At most two medals per year are awarded.

Kirkman Medals recognize excellent research by Fellows or Associate Fellows of the ICA early in their research career, as evidenced by an excellent body of published research. Recipients must have earned their doctoral degree within the four years preceding the end of the year for which they are nominated. At most two medals per year are awarded.

Stanton Medals honour significant lifetime contributions to promoting the discipline of combinatorics through advocacy, outreach, service, teaching and/or mentoring. Letters of nomination should establish the significance, duration, and impact of the nominee’s contributions other than research. At most one medal per year is to be awarded, typically to a Fellow of the ICA.

Honorary Fellowship may be awarded to an individual who has made pre-eminent contributions to combinatorics or its applications.

Nominees need not be Fellows of the ICA. The number of Honorary Fellows at any time shall not exceed ten.

The ICA Medals Committee (Charles J. Colbourn (chair), Jonathan Jedwab, and Mateja Ĺ ajna) reviews nominations. Eligibility is assessed relative to opportunity, taking into account career interruptions as documented in the accompanying CV. The committee makes recommendations to the ICA President and Council, with whom the final decisions rest. The ICA President announces the medal recipients. Please send nominations to Charlie Colbourn (, who will acknowledge receipt and verify that the nomination package is complete. The Medals Committee will not otherwise comment on a nomination, whether recommended or not, except in its report to the ICA President. Nominations that are not recommended will be considered again in each of the two years following the submission of the nomination, provided that the nominee remains eligible.


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