Nominations are now open for the RSS Honours to be made in 2021. Our Honours celebrate individuals who have made outstanding contributions to statistics and the winners are presented with their awards at a ceremony during our annual conference.
Individual fellows and members of RSS committees are encouraged to make nominations. The 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.
Please refer to the full guidance notes before completing the nomination form that can be downloaded from rss.org.uk/honours. The deadline for nominations is Thursday 1 October 2020.
The following awards are open for nominations:
- The Guy Medal in Silver is awarded to a fellow of the Society in respect of a paper or papers of special merit communicated to the Society at its discussion meetings (formerly known as ordinary meetings). Other contributions to statistics may also be taken into account.
- The Guy Medal in Bronze is awarded to a fellow of the Society in respect of excellent work presented to any conference or meeting run by the Society, or published in any of the Society’s journals.
- The West Medal, established in memory of the Chartered Statistician John Howard West, is awarded for outstanding contributions to the development or communication of official statistics.
- The Howard Medal, established in memory of the prison reformer John Howard, is awarded for outstanding contributions to the development or application of social statistics.
- The Bradford Hill Medal, established in memory of the distinguished epidemiologist and statistician Sir Austin Bradford Hill FRS (1897–1991), and awarded to a fellow of the Society for outstanding or influential contributions to the development, application or exposition of medical statistics.
- The Greenfield Industrial Medal, established by Professor Tony Greenfield (1931–2019), author and research consultant in business and industrial statistics, is awarded for outstanding contributions to the effective application of statistical methods to the manufacturing and allied industries.
- The Wood Medal, established in memory of the statistician Frances Wood OBE (1883–1919), is awarded in respect of excellent contributions to economic or social statistics. Eligible candidates must be within fifteen years of the award of their first degree.
- The Chambers Medal, named after Sir Paul Chambers, a former president of the Society and chairman of ICI, is awarded to a fellow of the Society who has not held or been elected to the office of President, for outstanding services to the Society.
- The Royal Statistical Society Research Prize is awarded to a fellow of the Society near the beginning of their research career for an outstanding published contribution to statistical theory or application. Eligible candidates must be within four years of the award of their PhD.
- 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.