1. The nominee must have a significant record of published research in collegiate mathematics education, normally several articles in reputable journals. The published work might include research about:
2. The research honored must have been published within ten years of the recipient's first paper in post-secondary mathematics education. The nomination must be submitted within eleven years of the publication of this first paper.
3. The nominee need not hold membership in the Mathematical Association of America, may reside anywhere in the world, and may come from any educational background. The selection committee regrets that it will be able to consider only research written in English.
Anyone may make a nomination. The Committee on the Annie and John Selden Prize will search independently for suitable nominees. Nominations may be carried over to the next round in two years, provided the eleven year time limit for nominations will not thereby be exceeded.
The Selden Committee shall consist of four members, each appointed with the Executive Committee of SIGMAA on RUME, for a non-renewable term of four years. Former members of the committee are eligible for reappointment after an interim of four years, except that members appointed to fulfill an unexpired term of one year may be reappointed, immediately thereafter, for a full term.
This award is presented at Mathfest (summer meeting), in even-numbered years. All award nominations must be in by October 1 of the previous odd-numbered year.