The International Statistical Institute (ISI) is pleased to announce a number of awards and prizes, which will be presented at the 62nd ISI World Statistics Congress (ISI WSC) 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, on 18-23 August 2019. In addition, there will be funding opportunities for participants from the developing countries to attend the upcoming ISI WSC 2019. Below are the details of the awards and funding opportunities:
- 2nd International Prize in Statistics
The Award, which was inaugurated in 2017, recognises the major achievement of an individual or team in the field of statistics. The prize helps raise media and public awareness on the growing importance of statistics to modern life and promotes understanding of the myriad and diverse ways statistics affects the lives of every person alive today.
The Award is organised by 5 leading international statistics organisations, namely, the American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, International Biometric Society, International Statistical Institute, and Royal Statistical Society. ISI is pleased to announce that all presidents of these organisations will be presenting the Award and giving their presentations during 62nd ISI WSC 2019 in Kuala Lumpur. Details of the 4 associations’ presidents are available here. Nomination is open until 15 August 2018. Details of the Award are available at here.
- 2019 Mahalanobis International Award
The Award is sponsored by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation of the Government of India. The Award recognises an individual from a developing country or region, for lifetime achievements in statistics and the promotion of best statistical practices in a developing country or region. Nomination is open until 31 August 2018. Details of the Award are available at here.
- 2019 Karl Pearson Prize
The Prize, established by the ISI, in collaboration with the Elsevier Publishers, recognises a contemporary research contribution that has had profound influence on statistical theory, methodology, practice, or applications. Nomination is open until 15 September 2018. Details of the Prize are available at here.
- 2019 Jan Tinbergen Awards for Young Statisticians
The Awards are for best papers by young statisticians addressing statistical problems of real relevance in building statistical capacity in countries with limited statistical infrastructure. ISI invites submission of papers for the 2019 Jan Tinbergen competition. The winners will present their papers in the special Tinbergen session at the 62nd ISI WSC 2019. The submission is open until 30 September 2018. Details of the Award are available at here.
- World Bank Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building for the 62nd ISI WSC
The ISI and the World Bank Group are pleased to announce funding opportunities for participants of the developing country to attend the 62nd ISI WSC 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, on 18-23 August 2019. The objective of World Bank Trust Fund is to improve the capacity of statistical officers and academics in developing countries by improving their statistical knowledge to develop statistical systems through the active participation in international conferences and workshops.
Participants from developing countries may apply for support to attend the 62nd ISI WSC 2019 and associated events from the ISI’s allocation from this fund. The call for applications will be made approximately 9 months prior to the ISI WSC 2019. Details of application and guidelines will be published in September 2018. More information on World Bank Trust Fund are available at here.