Craig A. Tracy Research Prize

To honor Professor Emeritus Craig A. Tracy, the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Davis announces the creation of the Craig A. Tracy Research Prize to be awarded annually for research by one of its postdoctoral researchers or Krener Assistant Professors (KAPs).

Applications for 2022

For the first time this year, 2022, the Department of Mathematics will consider applications for the C. Tracy Research Prize for KAPs and postdocs in the Department of Mathematics at UC Davis. See details, below, for information on applications.

You Can Help Fund Research

This fund is building toward endowment. Help us reach the $50,000 endowment level! If we are unable to reach endowment level, your gifts will be used for the immediate research needs of our KAPs and postdocs.

To contribute to Craig A. Tracy’s annual Research Prize program, please give your donation using one of the following options.

Donate Online

At the UC Davis Mathematics donation link below, click on Donate To This Fund. Under Special Instructions, please indicate:

Contribution is to be used to fund the Craig A. Tracy Research Prize.

Donate to the Tracy Research Prize.

Mail a Check

Mail your check to:

UC Davis Advancement Services
Attn: Math Department
202 Cousteau Place Suite 185
Davis, CA 95618

Checks should be made payable to:

UC Davis Foundation

The memo line of the check should read:

Craig A. Tracy Research Prize.

For whom is this award given?

This prize is given to a Math postdoctoral researcher or Krener Assistant Professor (KAP) to recognize the quality of their research.

Who is eligible?

Any postdoctoral researcher or KAP in the Department of Mathematics at UC Davis, who has submitted an application. The application should include:

  1. An outline of the applicant's research achievements during their time at UC Davis of no more than 2 pages.
  2. CV and publication list.
  3. A supporting letter from the applicant's mentor at UC Davis, and one further letter writer of the applicant's choice, who is familiar with their research.

What is the award amount?

For it's inaugural year, the award amount is $2,000.

What is the selection process?

Recipients are determined based upon the excellence of their research while at the Department, which is reviewed by the Department's Award Committee. The final decision is made by the Department Chair. Winners are formally announced at the Department's Annual Awards Ceremony.

Past Recipients: Craig A. Tracy Research Prize

  • 2021 - Award established