The SOLA Dissertation Award recognizes outstanding Ph.D. dissertations related to the field of location analysis. The price is awarded biennially and announced during the INFORMS annual meetings.
The latest call for submissions is for the dissertations completed between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017. You may find the eligibility criteria and application guidelines for the submission here: SOLA Dissertation Award Call
The next call for submissions will be for the dissertations completed between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019. The announcement for the call for submissions will be made in April 2020 with an anticipated application deadline of June 15, 2020.
(The award was formerly known as the UPS-SOLA Dissertation Award and SOLA-Air Products Dissertation Award.)
- Winner: Mercedes Pelegrín García, Universidad de Murcia
- Runner-up: Gita Taherkhani, University of Waterloo
- Winner: Beryl Castello, Johns Hopkins University
- Finalists: Qi Liu, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University & Leyla Ozsen, Northwestern University