Nominations Sought for Awards, Scholarships
Every year, the ASA joins sections, chapters, and several prominent institutions to recognize outstanding statisticians or budding statisticians in graduate programs. While the ASA awards nomination deadlines are listed here, check the sections and chapters areas on the ASA web site for additional deadlines. Members are encouraged to nominate their peers for any award. For more information about awards sponsored or cosponsored by the ASA, click here.
The 2010 Deming Lectureship nominee should have made significant contributions in the fields related to those in which W. Edwards Deming devoted his career, including survey sampling, statistics in the transportation industry, quality management, and quality improvement. More broadly, the nominee should have made significant contributions through effective promotion of statistics and statistical thinking in business or industry. The lecture should be presented in the spirit of Deming’s views about his statistical practice. The Deming Lecturer receives travel expenses to JSM, a $1,000 honorarium, and an award plaque. Nominations are due by December 31, 2009. For details and to download forms, click here. Questions can be sent to A. Blanton Godfrey, committee chair, at email@example.com.
New Fellows Submission Process
Beginning with the 2010 Fellows, nominations can be submitted online. If you wish to prepare the necessary materials in advance, click here to view a list of questions and documents required to submit a nomination.
Please be aware that changes have been made to the nominations procedure. The maximum number of support letters that may be submitted is four. Also, individuals are limited to direct participation in, at most, two candidates’ nominations per year. Direct participation includes serving as nominator or writing a letter of support. Thus, an individual may write letters of support for two candidates, serve as nominator for two candidates, or serve as nominator for one candidate and write a support letter for another candidate. Indirect participation, through the encouragement of others to nominate people or write supporting letters, is not limited. Indeed, Fellows are encouraged to urge others to nominate potential Fellows.
The deadline for nominating candidates for Fellow is March 1, 2010. To be eligible for nomination, a person must be a current member of the ASA who has had continuous membership from March 1, 2007, to February 28, 2010. Members who are already Fellows are not eligible. Fellowship status can be verified here.
Membership status can be verified by contacting Pam Craven at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 302-1860. For questions about ASA Fellows, email the committee liaison at email@example.com.
Gottfried E. Noether Awards
The Noether Senior Scholar Award is bestowed upon a distinguished individual who has made outstanding contributions to the methodology and/or theory and teaching of nonparametric statistics that have had substantial, sustained impact on the subject, its practical applications, and its pedagogy. The Noether Senior Scholar receives a crystal award and a $5,000 prize and presents a lecture at the Joint Statistical Meetings.
The Noether Young Scholar Award is bestowed upon a distinguished researcher, younger than 35 years of age, who has made significant research accomplishments in nonparametric statistics. The Noether Young Scholar receives a crystal award and a $2,500 prize and presents a lecture at the Joint Statistical Meetings the year after the award is received.
The American Statistical Association—through the Statistical Partnerships among Academe, Industry, and Government Committee—is seeking nominations for the 2010 SPAIG Award. This award differs from other ASA awards in that it recognizes organizations, instead of individuals. The partnership must include an academic institution and an industry or government institution where at least one of the institutions is located in the United States. If you have an ongoing partnership, please consider applying for the award. The winners will receive an engraved award that is presented at the awards ceremony during the Joint Statistical Meetings. Nominations are due March 5, 2010. For more information, click here. If you have questions, email Jai Choi at JCHOI@mail.mcg.edu, Rahul Parsa at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Morteza Marzjarani at email@example.com.
Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship
Applications for the Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship are limited to women who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada and who are admitted to a graduate statistics (including biostatistics and other statistical sciences) program by July 1 of the award year. Two awards will be made to a woman in or entering the early stages of graduate training (MS or PhD) and a woman in a more advanced stage of training. Each recipient will receive a certificate and cash prize, presented at the awards ceremony during the Joint Statistical Meetings. The current amount of the prize is $4,000, which is divided evenly among the winners. Applications are due by February 15, 2010. For information and application forms, click here. If you have questions, email Eleanor Feingold, committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.