The conference on Algebraic Statistics is one of 4 MRCs for early-career mathematicians run by the American Mathematical Society. Funded by NSF, MRCs foster the formation of self-sustaining cohorts of mathematical scientists centered on research areas of common interest. The program provides participants travel, room, and board at the conference site and supports subsequent travel to the Joint Mathematics Meetings and a limited number of follow-up collaboration gatherings. Applications are accepted from November 1, 2015 to March 1, 2016.