J. Steinhardt Prize

J. Steinhardt Prize

 J. Steinhardt

The J. Steinhardt Prize is sponsored by the CNA Corporation. The prize is awarded for outstanding contributions to military  and security areas within operations research and is awarded for life work rather than for any particular contribution. The selection committee is composed primarily of previous award winners. The award is accompanied by a plaque and a $2,000 honorarium.


Nomination Process

The nomination should include a dossier of the candidate's achievements and eligibility for the award and should be accompanied with a curriculum vita and/or a biography.  Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated by a colleague.  The nomination should address the following aspects of the nominee's lifetime contributions, each of which will be given equal consideration:

  1. Theory: Evidence of the advancement of the models and solution methodologies to address problems of interest in the military and/or security research domains.
  2. Application: Evidence of the impact of research and/or analysis upon decision-making and operations of military- or security-related organizations.
  3. Expertise: Evidence of recognized technical expertise via a combination of formal education and/or technical leadership experience.
  4. Development of researchers: Evidence of effective teaching,  mentoring, and development of analysts in the military and/or security domains.
  5. Service: Demonstrated leadership in professional service organizations in the domains of military and/or security analysis, specifically including (but not limited to) both INFORMS and MAS.


Submit your nomination packet to the Committee Chair (listed below) by July 1, 2022. If awarded, the J. Steinhardt Prize will be presented at the MAS Business Meeting during the INFORMS Annual Meeting.

2022 Committee Chair:
Jeffrey Kline (CAPT, USN Ret.)

jekline@nps.edu