First International Prize in Statistics

Nominations are open for the first International Prize in Statistics, to be awarded at the ISI World Statistics Congress in Marrakech in July, 2017. The purpose of the Prize is to call public attention to the important role that statistics, data analysis, probability, and understanding of uncertainty have played and are playing in the advancement of society, science, technology and human welfare. The Prize was created by five international statistical societies (American Statistical Association, International Biometric Society, International Statistical Institute, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Royal Statistical Society).

Nominations are open through August 15, 2016. See the information at The first International Prize in Statistics recipient will be announced in October 2016, and will be honored during a special ceremony in Marrakech in 2017. The Prize will carry with it a cash award of at least $75,000.

An international prize recognizing excellence in statistics has been a dream for many people for many decades, and the International Prize in Statistics Foundation is thrilled to be making this long-awaited prize a reality. But your help is needed! Please spread the word through your networks, especially via social media. We need to make sure we receive outstanding nominations for the Prize.

Questions may be directed to Ron Wasserstein ( or Susan Ellenberg (

2016 Pickard Lecture

The Statistics Department at Harvard University is soliciting nominations for the 2016 Pickard Lecture Award. This biennial award is funded by the David K. Pickard Memorial Endowment in memory of Professor Pickard, who was an exceptional teacher of statistics. Every two years, we host a lecture and reception to recognize an outstanding university faculty member, who gives a talk on a topic to do with teaching and pedagogy.

Additional information about the award and previous winners are available at

We welcome all nominations until June 15. All university faculty from outside Harvard University are eligible. Please send your nominee’s CV and a letter of recommendation to Madeleine at You may direct any questions to her as well.

Fifteenth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award for outstanding
achievement by a woman in the statistical sciences

The Department of Biostatistics and the School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is pleased to request nominations for the 15th annual Janet L. Norwood Award for outstanding achievement by a woman in the statistical sciences. The award will be conferred on September 14, 2016. The recipient will be invited to deliver a lecture at the UAB award ceremony, and will receive all expenses, the award, and a $5,000 prize. Acceptance of the award is conditional on delivering the lecture on September 14.

Eligible individuals are women who have completed their terminal degree, have made extraordinary contributions and have an outstanding record of service to the statistical sciences, with an emphasis on both their own scholarship and on teaching and leadership of the field in general and of women in particular and who, if selected, are willing to deliver a lecture at the award ceremony. For additional details about the award, please visit our website at

To nominate, please send a full curriculum vitae accompanied by a letter of not more than two pages in length describing the nature of the candidate’s contributions. Contributions may be in the area of development and evaluation of statistical methods, teaching of statistics, application of statistics, or any other activity that can arguably be said to have advanced the field of statistical science. Self-nominations are acceptable.

Send nominations to David B. Allison, Distinguished Professor, Quetelet Endowed Professor of Public Health, Associate Dean for Science: e The deadline for receipt of nominations is June 24. Electronic submissions of nominations is encouraged. The winner will be announced by Monday, July 4.