Nominations are invited for the Carver Medal, created by the IMS in honor of Harry C. Carver, for exceptional service specifically to the IMS. Nominations must be received by February 1, 2021. Please visit

A candidate for IMS Fellowship shall have demonstrated distinction in research in statistics or probability, by publication of independent work of merit; or 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—Elyse Gustafson can check this before you start. [See Philip Protter’s article in the Oct/Nov 2018 issue for some words of advice]. The nomination deadline is January 31, 2021. See

Early-Career Awards

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 2021 prize, that means any of the years 2013–2020. 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, 2020. The award consists of a plaque, a citation, and a cash honorarium.

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. Nominations should be received by December 1, 2020: see the instructions at

Travel Awards

Applications are open for our two 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 award is for graduate students (Masters or PhD) in statistics or probability. If you are a New Researcher (awarded your PhD in 2015–20), 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. Applicants must be members of IMS, though joining as you apply is allowed (student membership is free and new graduate membership discounted!). The deadline for both is February 1, 2021. See and

IMS Special Lectures

Nominations are also invited for IMS Special Lectures Nominations.