The 22nd IMS New Researchers Conference will be held in Philadelphia, PA, during its usual slot right before JSM. The purpose of the conference is to promote interaction and networking among new researchers in statistics and probability and to provide them with valuable insights from leaders in the field. Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), it will take place from July 29–August 1, 2020.

The meeting is graciously supported by the National Science Foundation. The selected applicants will be asked to pay a registration fee to confirm their participation. However, contingent on the availability of funds, support to defray travel and housing costs will be offered, though we invite participants to seek partial funding of their own.

Invited speakers include IMS President Susan Murphy, Harvard University, and IMS President-Elect Regina Liu, Rutgers University.

Applications are invited now, from anyone who received a PhD in or after 2015, or expects to by the end of 2020. The number of participants is limited. The deadline for receipt of applications is March 22, 2020. By April 6, applicants will be notified of whether they have been selected to attend. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, please see: