First International Prize in Statistics is launched!

10 Mar 2016 2:40 PM | Kate Crespi

Nominations are open for the first International Prize in Statistics, to be awarded at the ISI World Statistics Congress in Marrakech in July, 2017.

The purpose of the Prize is to call public attention to the important role that statistics, data analysis, probability, and understanding of uncertainty have played and are playing in the advancement of society, science, technology and human welfare. The Prize was created by five international statistical societies (American Statistical AssociationInternational Biometric SocietyInternational Statistical InstituteInstitute of Mathematical StatisticsRoyal Statistical Society).

Nominations are open through August 15, 2016.  The first International Prize in Statistics recipient will be announced in October, 2016, and will be honored during a special ceremony in Marrakech in 2017.  The Prize will carry with it a cash award of at least $75,000.

An international prize recognizing excellence in statistics has been a dream for many people for many decades, and the International Prize in Statistics Foundation is thrilled to be making this long-awaited prize a reality.  Please spread the word through your networks, especially via social media.  We need to make sure we receive outstanding nominations for the Prize.

Questions may be directed to Susan Ellenberg ( or Ron Wasserstein (

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