Nominations are invited for the Carver Medal, created by the IMS in honor of Harry C. Carver, for exceptional service specifically to the IMS. Deadline February 1, 2022: https://www.imstat.org/ims-awards/harry-c-carver-medal/.
Nominate a member for IMS Fellowship whose research in statistics or probability, or leadership in our communities, is of exceptionally high quality. Deadline January 31, 2022: https://imstat.org/honored-ims-fellows/nominations-for-ims-fellow/
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: https://www.imstat.org/ims-awards/peter-gavin-hall-ims-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 2022 prize, that means any of the years 2014–2021. 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, 2021. 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, 2021: see the instructions at https://imstat.org/ims-awards/tweedie-new-researcher-award/
Travel Awards for Grad Students and New Researchers
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 2016–21), 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, 2022.
See https://www.imstat.org/ims-awards/ims-hannan-graduate-student-travel-award/ and https://www.imstat.org/ims-awards/ims-new-researcher-travel-award/.
Will Eagan, formerly a graduate student at Purdue University, used his 2020 IMS Hannan Graduate Student travel award for JSM 2021, which was (again) a virtual conference. (Will is now Principal Biostatistician at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.) He says, “I was able to present my dissertation research in my very first SPEED session, in a topic contributed session sponsored by the ASA Scientific and Public Affairs Advisory Committee. One thing I noticed about JSM 2021 versus JSM 2020 was participants were far more technologically savvy. It was common in panels to watch both audience members and panelists post links in the chat box to illustrate the discussion. Another first for me: I served as a JSM docent for first-time attendees; given how large the conference is, I do hope I soothed their first-time jitters! I am looking forward to JSM 2022. Hopefully, we’ll have the pandemic under control so it can be live in Washington, DC. In fact, I am currently organizing a proposed panel for the Invited Session program, partially in response to the Membership Survey results discussed in the August 2021 Bulletin!”