IMS Awards

It’s time to think about nominating your outstanding colleagues and collaborators for these IMS awards: Tweedie award, Carver medal and IMS Fellowship.

The Tweedie New Researcher Award funds travel to present the Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture at the IMS New Researchers Conference. It was created in memory of Richard Tweedie, who mentored many young colleagues. New researchers (who received their PhD in 2012–2017), who are members of IMS, are eligible. The nomination deadline is December 1, 2017. See

Nominations are invited for the Carver Medal, created by the IMS in honor of Harry C. Carver, for exceptional service specifically to the IMS. All nominations must be received by February 1, 2018. Please visit

A candidate for the IMS Fellowship shall have demonstrated distinction in research in statistics or probability, by publication of independent work of merit. This qualification may be partly or wholly waived in the case of either a candidate of well-established leadership whose contributions to the field of statistics or probability other than original research shall be judged of equal value; or a candidate of well-established leadership in the application of statistics or probability, whose work has contributed greatly to the utility of and the appreciation of these areas. Candidates for fellowship should be members of IMS on December 1 of the year preceding their nomination, and should have been members of the IMS for at least two years (you can email Elyse Gustafson to check this before you start). The nomination deadline is January 31, 2018. For nomination requirements, see

Apply for Travel Awards

Applications are open for two types of travel awards. New this year is the IMS Hannan Graduate Student Travel Award, which funds travel and registration to attend (and possibly present a paper/poster at) an IMS sponsored or co-sponsored meeting. The travel awards are available to IMS members who are graduate students (seeking a Masters or PhD degree) studying some area of statistical science or probability. If you are a New Researcher (awarded your PhD in 2012–17) looking for travel funds, you should apply for the IMS New Researcher Travel Award to fund travel, and possibly other expenses, to present a paper or a poster at an IMS sponsored or co-sponsored meeting (apart from the IMS New Researcher’s Conference, which is funded separately). Applicants for both these travel awards must be members of IMS, though joining at the time of application is allowed (student membership is free, and new graduate membership discounted!). The application deadline for both is February 1, 2018. See and

Nominations still open for COPSS, Doeblin

If you’re in a nominating mood, remember there’s still time to nominate for next year’s COPSS Awards: the R.A. Fisher Award and Lectureship (deadline December 15), and the Presidents’ Award and Elizabeth L. Scott Award (both January 15, 2018).

Nominations are also open (deadline November 15) for the Bernoulli Society’s Wolfgang Doeblin Prize, awarded to an early career researcher, for outstanding research in probability theory. See