It’s time to think about nominating your outstanding colleagues and collaborators for these IMS awards: Hall and Tweedie awards (see call here), Carver Medal and IMS Fellowship. Applications are also open for the IMS Travel Awards: see here.

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, 2020. Please visit

A candidate for 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 when nominated — you can email Elyse Gustafson to check this before you start.

Philip Protter, a past Chair of the Committee on Fellows, was invited by former President Alison Etheridge to write an article, providing some words of advice on how to choose and nominate a Fellow: read it here:

The Fellowship nomination deadline is January 31, 2020. For nomination requirements, see