Section on Statistics in Epidemiology Invites Applications for Young Investigator Awards

The Section on Statistics in Epidemiology (SIE) invites applications from young investigators who will present their papers at the 2021 Joint Statistical Meetings in August.

The young investigator awards honor the best papers in statistics in epidemiology presented at JSM. The award is open to all current graduate students in statistics, biostatistics, and epidemiology, as well as recent graduates who earned their degrees no earlier than December 31, 2018. The top paper will be awarded the Norman Breslow Prize with a $1,000 stipend. Additional awards consisting of $800 to help defray travel costs to JSM will also be awarded. A reception will be held at the Seattle meeting to honor award recipients.

Preference will be given to papers with both methodological contributions and substantive epidemiological applications. Jointly authored papers are acceptable, but the applicant is expected to be the lead author and present the work at JSM 2021. The presentation at JSM may be in a regular session, speed session, or poster session. Further, the presentation does not have to be in a session sponsored by SIE, nor must applicants be current members of SIE. The presentation at JSM must, however, correspond to the paper receiving the award.

Papers should be submitted in .pdf format with 12-point type and be double-spaced with one-inch margins. Papers should be no longer than 20 pages, but this is not an absolute maximum.

To apply for the award, submit the paper no later than December 15. Early submissions are encouraged. Along with the paper, include a cover letter stating where you are a current student or your year of graduation if you are a recent graduate.

Submissions should be sent to Nicole Carnegie, section secretary/treasurer.