The biennial International Prize in Statistics is now accepting nominations for the next prize, due to be presented in 2019.
Managed collaboratively between five major statistical organisations comprising the American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, International Biometric Society, International Statistical Institute and Royal Statistical Society, the Prize was initially created to call public attention to the important role statistics, data analysis, probability, and the understanding of uncertainty have played in the past and are playing today in the advancement of society, science, technology and human welfare, with a decided focus on current developments.
Mirroring the successful approach employed by other prestigious scientific prizes such as the Nobel Prizes, the Clay Millennium Prizes, the Abel Prizes and the Shaw Prizes, the International Prize in Statistics recognises an individual statistician or team of statisticians for a single work or body of work. The prize this year is worth $85k.
Held every other year, the inaugural Prize was awarded in 2017 to Sir David Cox. The next recipient will be announced in October 2018 and presented with the award in July 2019, at the World Statistics Congress in Kuala Lumpur.
Nominations are open until August 15, 2018. More information about the award and submitting nominations is available on Statprize.org. Please follow @StatsPrize on Twitter and the Facebook page for regular updates.