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Biometrics Section News

1 November 2016 45 views No Comment
Edited by Sheng Luo, Biometrics Section Publications Officer

    The Biometrics Section is seeking applications for the 2017 David P. Byar Young Investigator Award from early-stage investigators planning to submit an abstract for the 2017 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Baltimore, Maryland. This annual award is given for the best paper to be presented at JSM. The winner will receive $2,000. All materials must be submitted electronically on or before December 1.

    The ASA Biometrics Section also invites applications for funding to support projects developing innovative outreach projects focused on enhancing awareness of biostatistics among quantitatively talented U.S. students. Of particular interest are projects that will encourage students to pursue advanced training in biostatistics.

    The section anticipates funding up to three projects, with total funding of $3,000–$5,000 per project. The project timelines would be from 1.5–2 years. All investigators are encouraged to apply. Award recipients must be both ASA and Biometrics Section members before project initiation.

    A three-page application is due by December 12 and should be in the following format:

    • Title
    • Objectives and Specific Aims
    • Background
    • Significance, and/or Rationale
    • Design and Methods
    • Deliverables/Products
    • Budget

    Supplies, domestic travel (when necessary to carry out the project), professional expertise (e.g., instructional designer or webmaster), and cost of computer time are allowable expenditures. Secretarial/administrative personnel, tuition, foreign travel, and honoraria and travel expenses for visiting lecturers to the investigator’s home institution are not allowable expenditures.

    A project period with a start date no earlier than January 1, 2017, and an end date no later than December 31, 2018, also should be specified.

    Applications should be submitted electronically to the Strategic Initiatives Subcommittee chair, Page Moore. All investigators will be expected to submit a brief report at the conclusion of the project to the subcommittee chair. Questions may be addressed to Moore or Tanya Garcia.

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