IMS Travel Award and Laha Travel Award
With funds from a generous
bequest by the late Professor Radha Govind Laha, IMS
has established the Laha Awards to provide funds for travel to present
a paper at the IMS
To fund travel to present
a paper at the next IMS
First priority to students, second
priority to New Researchers within 2 years of Ph.D. degree
at the date of the meeting. Applicants must be members
of IMS, though joining at the time of application is allowed.
Student membership is free (see Student
Membership for details) and New Researchers
also qualify for substantially reduced rates. To
become a member, please see Membership
Grants per award provided to Laha awardees have been typically around
US$500. The actual amount of an award depends on the travel
distance to the IMS statistical meeting. Grants will be reimbursed
against receipts and may be combined with other sources of funding.
IMS Travel Award
To fund travel and possibly other expenses to present a paper or a poster at an IMS sponsored or co-sponsored meeting for those who otherwise would not be able to attend the meeting. (Note: the Travel
Award cannot be used to fund any part of travel to the IMS New
Researcher's Conference, as that conference is already funded
The travel awards are available to IMS members who are New
Researchers. This means any IMS member who was awarded a PhD within
the 5 years immediately preceding the year of the application deadline
or who has or will receive her/his PhD in the same year as the
application deadline. For one third of the total available funds, New
Researchers from countries with reduced membership dues will have
first priority. For the remaining funds, first priority will go to New
Researchers who already have their PhD at the application deadline and
second priority will go to PhD students. Applicants must be members of
IMS, though joining at the time of application is allowed.
Grants per award are typically between USD 500 and USD 1500. The
actual amount of an award depends on the travel distance to the place
of the meeting. Grants will be reimbursed against receipts and may be
combined with other sources of funding.
IMS Travel Award/Laha Travel Award Joint Application Process
All applicants must submit their paper to the meeting directly.
Application for this travel grant and the meeting are completely
Send the following via email to email@example.com include subject line TRAVEL AWARD: <last name of applicant>. Items can be sent as pdf, ps
or plain text attachments
cover letter with contact information (including
title, abstract, a brief 1-2 page summary
of the paper to be presented, and one copy of the
full paper or a link to a web site where the paper
Recent CV. The CV should include a list of publications
For students: please include a letter signed by the advisor attesting to the fact that the student is a degree candidate. For new researchers, please include the month and year of your graduation in the cover letter.
2 letters of recommendation. Letters should be sent directly by recommender to firstname.lastname@example.org using TRAVEL AWARD: <last name of applicant> in the subject line.
All applications must be received by February 1. For 2013, the deadline is extended to March 1.
Applications will be reviewed by the IMS Committee on Travel Awards, and applicants will be notified in late May. The paper must be the
work must be that of the student or new researcher, although it may be
have been done in collaboration with an advisor or others.
All applicants must submit their paper to the meeting directly. This
travel grant award application and the meeting abstract submission are