Travel Awards to Conference on Statistical Practice Offered

The Lingzi Lu, John Bartko, and Lester R. Curtin awards all offer registration and travel support to students attending the ASA Conference on Statistical Practice. The Curtin and Bartko awards provide $1,000 in travel support, while the Lingzi Lu award provides up to $1,300 in travel support. Early registration for the conference opens September 29.

Submissions for all awards should be sent by October 15 to awards@amstat.org or mailed to American Statistical Association, Attn: Awards Nominations, 732 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1943.

Curtin Award

Randy Curtin was a 38-year ASA member; an ASA Fellow; and a recognized expert for his work on childhood growth charts, longitudinal studies, standardized statistical software, vital statistics, and the design of complex sample health surveys.

To be eligible for the Curtin award, applicants must work in the field of health statistics (broadly defined as either applied, including public health policy, or clinical work) or be enrolled in a graduate program to prepare for such work. Preference will be given to those who have been working in the field for five or fewer years, or who are still in graduate school.

Submission should include the following:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement of no more than 500 words explaining the applicant’s career goals, what they hope to learn by attending the conference, and how they plan to contribute to real-world applications of statistics in their field

Past chairs from the ASA Health Policy Statistics, Survey Research Methods, Biopharmaceutical, Teaching Statistics in the Health Sciences, Mental Health Statistics, Statistics in Epidemiology, and Biometrics sections will select the award winner.

Lingzi Lu Memorial Award

The Lingzi Lu Memorial Award was created by the ASA in partnership with the International Chinese Statistical Association in remembrance of Lingzi Lu, the first-year master’s student studying statistics at Boston University who lost her life in the senseless bombing at the Boston Marathon in April 2013.

To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in a master’s degree program in statistics or biostatistics at the time of application for the award, or must have completed a master’s degree in statistics or biostatistics no more than two years prior to the time of application for the award.

Submissions should include the application, two academic reference letters, a curriculum vita, and a personal essay.

John Bartko Scholarship Award

The John J. Bartko Scholarship Award, made possible through an endowment from John J. Bartko, was established to help promising young statisticians who are US citizens and in at least the second year of a master’s degree program in statistics or biostatistics or who have completed such a program within two years prior to the award date.

Submissions should include an application, contact information for two references, a curriculum vita, and a personal essay of 500 or fewer words that explains your career goals, what you hope to learn by attending the conference, and how you plan to contribute to real-world applications of statistics.

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