Peter Hall (1951–2016) played a significant role throughout his professional career in mentoring young colleagues at work and through professional society activities. With funds donated by his friends and family, the IMS created the Peter Gavin Hall Early Career Prize. Its purpose is to recognize early-career research accomplishments and research promise in statistics, broadly construed.

An early-career researcher is one who received their doctoral degree in one of the eight calendar years preceding the year of nomination, or in the year of nomination—so, for the 2020 prize, that means any of the years 2012–2019.

The nomination deadline is December 1, 2019.

The IMS gives the award committee latitude to consider nominees with extenuating circumstances that may have delayed professional achievements. Nominations may be made by any member of the IMS, and nominees do not need to be IMS members.

The award consists of a plaque, a citation, and a cash honorarium. The inaugural award will be presented at the IMS Presidential Awards ceremony held at the IMS annual meeting, part of the 10th World Congress in Probability and Statistics (WC2020), jointly organized by the Bernoulli Society and IMS, hosted by Seoul National University from August 17–21, 2020.

Electronic submission is required. See the instructions at