Call for Nominations
Nominations for the 2021 International Prize in Statistics are open now through August 15, 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 International Prize in Statistics will be announced in early 2021 and will be presented at the ISI World Statistics Congress in July 2021 (formerly scheduled for The Hague, but now will be a virtual meeting).
- 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 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). Nominators are responsible for updating their nomination if they so desire. The deadline for updating will be the same as the deadline for nominations.