The IMS Laha Awards provide funds for students and new researchers to travel to present a paper at the IMS Annual Meeting (at JSM in Montreal this year). The application deadline has been extended to March 1, 2013.

In selecting these awards, first priority is given to students, second priority to New Researchers within 2 years of PhD degree at the date of the meeting. Applicants must be members of IMS, though joining at the time of application is allowed. And don’t forget that student membership is free. New Researchers also qualify for substantially reduced rates.

For more information on the application process, please visit

The 2012 Laha Travel Award recipients traveled to the World Congress in Istanbul to present papers and posters.