2017 Call for Nominations
Nominations are open through August 15, 2016. 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 first International Prize in Statistics honoree will be announced in October 2016, and the prize will be presented at the ISI World Statistics Congress 2017 in Marrakech. The presentation will be supported by ceremonies and intellectual activities that will enhance the visibility of the award.
- Information about the award will be communicated to the public in a way that will enhance public understanding of the depth and scope of statistical science and its impact on modern life. Part of this information is captured through the nomination process.
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 nonspecialist. 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.