Principal Guidelines
The Angelo Marcello Anile Association announces the fifth edition of the Anile Prize.
The Prize has been previously awarded to Dr. Alessio Figalli, Dr. Andrea Brini, Dr. Claudio Cremaschini and Dr. Mattia Zanella
The  prize will be awarded for a PhD thesis written in English and submitted in an Italian university, concerning a topic that bridges the gap between mathematics and its applications. Works that use advanced mathematics and/or propose new mathematical models and methods  FOR  HEALTHCARE (particularly related to epidemics) are strongly encouraged. The work will be evaluated on the basis of the quality of the mathematics and of its impact on the application.

The Prize Fund
Funds  for this prize are contributed by the Angelo Marcello Anile Association.

The candidate must have completed his/her doctoral dissertation and all other requirements for his/her doctorate during the period running from  May 1st 2018 to July 31st 2022.

Deadline for application:      July 31st 2022.

Prize Committee
A committee composed of people nominated by the association will select the successful candidate.

Selection Procedures
Applications should be made using the  application form (also  available  at accompanied by:

  1. A copy of the thesis
  2. A curriculum vitae
    A pdf file containing the application form and all the required attachments should be e-mailed to
  3. The thesis supervisor should e-mail (directly to a brief report/recommendation (no more than two pages) .  This should include a summary of the PhD thesis, placing it within the context of its contribution to the associated research field and containing an assessment of the balance of input from the student, the supervisor and any other people involved regarding the basic ideas and strategy of the work, the development and use of necessary techniques and the interpretation of the results.
  4. The application  will be supported by at least two recommendation letters written by well-known researchers  and directly  e-mailed by the authors  to

Notification of the Award
The result of the competition will be announced within  December  31st 2022.
The announcement  will appear  on the  association website.
If it is considered that no thesis reaches the standard required, the Selection Committee may decide not to award the prize.
The Prize will be announced again in 2024.

Prize Award Date
The award will be presented to the winner before March 31st 2023.

Description of the Award
The award will consist of:

  • A citation certificate
  • A cash award of  € 5000 (tax included)
  • Refund of reasonable travel expenses to Catania
  • The winner will also be given free life membership of the Angelo Marcello Anile Association (as an ordinary member).

Award Presentation
The president of the Angelo Marcello Anile Association will present the award to the recipient during an official event held in Catania by the end of December 2023.

Click here to download the request form