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International Prize in Statistics Nominations to Open Soon

1 January 2020 No Comment

The International Prize in Statistics—one of the highest honors in statistics—is awarded every two years to an individual or team “for major achievements using statistics to advance science, technology, and human welfare.”

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Nominations for the 2021 International Prize in Statistics will open in early 2020. Here are some points to consider when choosing a nominee for the prize:

  • The prize will be awarded for a single work or body of work, rather than for more diffuse reasons such as “lifetime achievement.” Not only should powerful and original ideas be recognized by the prize, but also contributions that lead to breakthroughs in other disciplines or works with important practical effects on the world.
  • Generally, the prize will be awarded to individuals, but in some cases, groups of individuals working on similar ideas—or even teams of individuals or organizations—could be recognized.
  • The recipient(s) must be living at the time of selection for the award.

The 2021 prize will be announced in October 2020 and presented at the ISI World Statistics Congress in July 2021 in The Hague.

A nomination packet consists of the following:

  • Name, address, phone number, and email address of nominator (person making the nomination)
  • Name, address, and email address of the candidate (person being nominated)
  • Nomination statement (maximum of 1,200 words) addressing why the candidate should receive this award (The statement should explain the contributions of the candidate in terms understandable to a non-specialist. The nomination statement should also indicate what the relationship is between the nominator and the candidate.)
  • Copy of the candidate’s CV, listing publications, honors, service contributions, etc.
  • Up to four letters of support (The committee reserves the right to contact the nominator and writers of the support letters to seek additional information and insight.)

Unsuccessful nominations are carried over for one selection cycle (two years). Download the nomination form and email it and related materials to nominations@statprize.org by August 15.

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