July 26–28, 2012
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA

The Meeting of New Researchers in Statistics and Probability is an annual conference organized under the auspices of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). The 14th edition will be held on July 26–28, 2012, at the University of California, San Diego. The purpose of the conference is to promote interaction and networking among new researchers in these fields. The participants will present their research via a short expository talk or a poster and mingle throughout the day. There will be longer talks by senior researchers, as well as panels on teaching, on mentoring of graduate students, on publishing and on grant writing.

Note that the meeting is to be held just prior to the 2012 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), which will be in downtown San Diego, about ten miles from the conference site of the UCSD campus in La Jolla.

Anyone who has received a PhD in or since 2007, or expects to receive a PhD by the end of 2012, is eligible to attend, though participation is by invitation only. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae (both in PDF format), as well as a title and an abstract of your presentation, via our website above.

Deadline for receipt of applications is February 1, 2012. Please apply promptly since the number of participants is limited. Higher priority will be given to first time participants. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Also, contingent on the availability of funds, we anticipate being able to provide some support for travel and/or housing costs. However, we strongly encourage participants to seek partial funding from other sources.