Peter Gavin Hall IMS Early Career Prize

Peter Hall played a significant role throughout his professional career in mentoring young colleagues at work and through professional society activities. The Peter Gavin Hall Early Career Prize recognizes early career (PhD in 2013-2020) research accomplishments and research promise in statistics, broadly construed. Nomination deadline is December 1st.


Tweedie New Researcher Award

The 2021 Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture will be delivered at the 2021 New Researchers Conference, immediately before JSM in Seattle (meeting details to follow). New researchers (PhD in 2016–2020), who are members of IMS, are eligible. Nominations for the award are due December 1.


IMS Fellows

Past IMS President Alison Etheridge called for more diversity in Fellows nominations [see Philip Protter’s article in the Oct/Nov 2018 issue for some words of advice]. Candidates 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). The nomination deadline is January 31.


Harry C. Carver Award

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.


…or apply for a Travel Award

Applications are also 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