CRM-SSC Prize: Call for nominations

The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) and the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) solicit nominations for the CRM-SSC Prize, which is awarded in recognition of a statistical scientist's professional accomplishments in research during the first fifteen years after earning a doctorate.

The award, which includes a $ 3,000 cash prize, is bestowed at most once a year upon a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada whose research was carried out primarily in Canada. Recipients of the award, since its creation in 1999, have been Christian Genest, Robert J. Tibshirani, Colleen D. Cutler, Larry A. Wasserman, Charmaine B. Dean, Randy R. Sitter, Jiahua Chen, Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, Richard J. Cook, Paul Gustafson, Hugh A. Chipman, Grace Y. Yi, Edward Susko, Changbao Wu, Derek Bingham, Fang Yao, Matías Salibián-Barrera, Radu Craiu, Lei Sun and David Haziza.

In 2019 eligibility will be limited to candidates who received their PhD (or equivalent degree) in the year 2004 or subsequently. The CRM-SSC Prize committee may exceptionally consider candidates who have received their degree prior but very near to the year 2004, if it can be demonstrated that special circumstances, such as parental leaves or other leaves of absence from work, delayed professional achievements. Current membership in the SSC is not a prerequisite. The nominations will be examined by an Advisory Committee consisting of five members, three of whom are appointed by the SSC and two by the CRM. The committee is chaired by one of the two CRM representatives.

Nominations, including at least three letters of support, an up-to-date curriculum vitae (with a list of publications) and a suggested citation to accompany the award should be submitted to the CRM before February 1, 2019. As files are not carried over from one year to the next, nominations must be renewed each year.

Please submit nomination files by email to the attention of the Director of the CRM at


Saturday, August 4, 2018

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