Peter Hall Prize nominations

The IMS Peter Gavin Hall Early-Career Prize recognizes early-career research accomplishments and research promise in statistics, broadly construed. Nominees for the inaugural 2020 prize should have received their doctoral degrees in 2012–2019. 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 nomination deadline is December 1, 2019. 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. Instructions at


Tweedie Award nominations

Richard Tweedie (1947–2001) played a significant role throughout his career as a mentor. The Tweedie New Researcher Award, created in his memory, provides funds for travel to present the Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture at the IMS New Researchers Conference. Nominate by December 1, 2019. Instructions at


IMS Travel Awards: apply now for next year

Applications are open for two types of travel awards. The IMS Hannan Graduate Student Travel Award funds travel and registration to attend (and possibly present a paper/poster at) an IMS sponsored or co-sponsored meeting. This travel award is 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 2014–19) 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 (not the IMS New Researcher’s Conference, that’s 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, 2020. See and