IBS Young Ambassadors to ISI

By Kristina Wolford posted 03-10-2021 08:13


The International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the International Biometric Society (IBS) are jointly sponsoring an initiative to fund two young statisticians who are members of both Societies to participate in the 63rd International Statistics Institute (ISI) World Statistics Congress (WSC) 2021 being held virtually from 11-16 July 2021.

For the purpose of this competition, a “young statistician” is defined as someone who has obtained their most recent statistics qualification in the last ten years, i.e. their PhD (or latest degree in statistics) was awarded after 1st January, 2012. He or she must be a current member of the IBS. If not already a member of both Societies, a successful applicant is expected to join ISI. Although IBS considers the Young Ambassadors Program as being open to all our young members, we particularly encourage applicants from developing countries (see IBS designation here).

Since the conference will be held virtually funding will be more modest than in the past. The selected Ambassador(s) will receive free registration to the ISI WSC2021 virtual conference and a recognition in the ISI and Associations Award Brochure.

Applicants must submit a short paper, please click here for instructions.

If not already a member of both Societies, a successful applicant is expected to join ISI. There is a growing cohort of past Young Ambassadors who are helping to promote collaboration between the young statisticians of ISI and IBS.

Applications are due by 15 April 2021 and are to be e-mailed to the International Business Office.

Information required in the application is as follows:

  • The applicant’s submitted paper for ISI2021
  • A curriculum vitae of at most two pages
  • A statement of up to 100 words indicating how participation in the ISI2021 will promote positive interaction between ISI and IBS and your personal career.

Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously attended an ISI World Statistics Congress.

The applications will be considered by a joint ISI-IBS committee. The intention is to inform applicants of the decision by early May 2021