PhD Thesis Prize


The British Combinatorial Committee PhD Thesis Prize in Combinatorics was introduced in 2022 to recognise outstanding UK PhD research. Combinatorics is a strong mathematical field in the UK, with work at PhD level regularly influencing international developments in the area. The prize is awarded biennially, in a prize ceremony at the British Combinatorial Conference. The prize winner is invited to give a prize lecture at this meeting.

The prize is generously sponsored by the Heilbronn Institute, the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications, and Cambridge University Press.

Future Prize Nominations

The next prize will be awarded at the British Combinatorial Conference in 2024. We anticipate that to be that to be eligible the PhD should have been awarded between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2023, and the nomination deadline will be mid-January 2024. More details on the deadlines and nomination process will appear here.

Past Winners


Winner: Oliver Janzer (citation).

Runner-up: Nora Frankl (citation)