Travel and lodging assistance will be awarded to student and new Ph.D. authors judged to have the best research papers. Any student or new PH.D. whose degree was awarded after Jan 1, 2003, is eligible to submit a paper. Papers containing original research due mainly to the student must be received before Jan. 10, 2004. The student must be the primary author and the paper may be no more than 10 pages in length. Sending only an abstract is unacceptable. A panel of judges will determine the best papers. Authors of the best papers will be given a travel stipend, free lodging, and registration, and each will be expected to present their paper in one of the regular conference sessions.

We will also provide some support for up to five more students who submit acceptable papers. Student papers should be submitted as PostScript files by email to
If this is not possible, a hard copy of the paper may be submitted by regular post to:

	Department of Applied Math
	University of Colorado
	526 UCB
	Boulder   CO   80309-0526
Postdocs are not considered "students" for this competition, nor are they eligible for student registration fees.