RSS Medals and awards in 2019 - call for nominations

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Individual fellows, standing committees and section and local group committees are encouraged to make nominations for the Society awards to be made in 2019. 

The Society's Honours Committee would like to receive as broad a range of nominations as possible to ensure that the awards are made to those who best meet the criteria, which is summarised below. Before making a nomination, please read the full guidance notes available at

Honours being awarded in 2019

In 2019, all three Guy Medals are being awarded. Established in memory of the distinguished physician and statistician William Augustus Guy FRS (1810-85), 'to encourage the cultivation of statistics in their scientific aspects and promote the application of numbers to the solution of important problems in all the relations of life in which the numerical method can be employed, with a view to determining the laws which regulate them'. 

The Guy Medal in Gold, awarded to a Fellow of the Society judged to have merited a signal mark of distinction by reason of innovative contributions to the theory or application of statistics.

The Guy Medal in Silver is awarded to a Fellow of the Society in respect of a paper of special merit. 

The Guy Medal in Bronze is awarded to a Fellow of the Society in respect of excellent work in statistics within fifteen years of the award of their first degree (although allowance may be made for known career breaks and other factors). 

The Royal Statistical Society Research Prize is open to RSS fellows near the beginning of their research career for an outstanding published contribution to statistical theory or application.

Honorary Fellowships are awarded to individuals of great eminence working in fields related to statistics who are not necessarily or primarily members of the statistical profession.

The Barnett Award, a named lecture established in memory of Vic Barnett, is aimed at encouraging, and promoting the recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of environmental statistics.

Nomination forms and the guidance notes are available at

The deadline for the submission of honours nominations is Monday 1 October 2018. 


Photo shows RSS president David Spiegelhalter presenting the 2017 Guy Medal in bronze to Yingying Fan.



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