The 16th IMS New Researchers Conference is an annual meeting organized under the auspices of the IMS, and jointly sponsored this year by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and other federal agencies and industry sponsors. This year the conference is hosted by the Department of Statistics at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and will be held July 31–August 2. As is customary, the New Researchers Conference will take place immediately before, and in the vicinity of, the Joint Statistical Meetings, which this year is in downtown Boston, a few miles away, from August 2–7.

The purpose of the New Researchers Conference is to promote interaction and networking among new researchers in probability and statistics. Any young researcher who has received a PhD on or after 2009, or expects to defend his or her thesis by the end of 2014, is eligible to attend. Due to limited space, participation is by invitation only.
Confirmed participants include Edo Airoldi, Stephen Fienberg, Peter Hall, Michael Jordan, Alan Karr, Jun Liu, Xiao-Li Meng, Susan Murphy, Giovanni Parmigiani, Donald Rubin, Steven Scott and Bin Yu.

More information may be found at the NRC website, including a link to the application information page. The application deadline is March 24, 2014. Applicants who are accepted will receive information on meeting location and housing. Higher priority will be given to first-time applicants. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Contingent on the availability of funds, financial support for travel and accommodation may be provided. However, participants are strongly encouraged to seek partial funding from other sources.

If you have questions about the NRC, please visit the website or contact the organizers e

The 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings ( will be held August 2–7, 2014, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210.

If you have submitted an abstract for JSM, you will be able to edit it online between March 31 and April 17.

JSM registration and housing reservations open May 1.