Conference Awards

ISCB Awards

 

Conference Awards for Scientists

The ISCB Conference Awards for Scientists (CASc) are available to biostatisticians from the countries underdeveloped in clinical biostatistics to provide financial support for their active attendance at the 2018 Joint ISCB/ASC Meeting and presenting their research.  Eligibility for this award will be assessed by the CASc committee.

Up to three ISCB CASc awards may be granted in 2018. Applications are invited from all areas of biostatistics, including clinical and biomedical research, epidemiology, clinical pharmacology, vaccines research, hospital performance evaluation, survival analysis, causal inference, genomics and system biology, functional analysis, etc. However, applications with purely theoretical content or those involving mere routine data analyses are not encouraged. Previously awarded applicants are no longer eligible to apply for the CASc award.

Successful applicants will be invited to Australia to attend ISCB ASC 2018 and present their paper at the Annual Conference. The CASc grants successful applicants with the following:

  1. Free registration to the Melbourne Conference
  2. Free accommodation (paid and arranged by the Melbourne LOC)
  3. Free registration to one pre-conference short course of the applicant’s choice
  4. Invitation to the Melbourne Conference Dinner
  5. Travel support (economy flights only)

Please note that previously awarded applicants are not eligible to apply for the CASc award.

Only original contributions, not previously presented or published before the time of application, will be considered. Applications with purely theoretical content or those representing mere routine analyses of data sets are not encouraged by the ISCB.

Students are not eligible to apply for the ISCB CASc awards. Instead, they are encouraged to apply for the Student Conference Award (ISCB StCA) detailed below.

The closing date for application is Friday 2 March 2018.

Further information regarding the application process and how to prepare is enclosed in the link below. 

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Student Conference Awards 

The Student Conference Awards are available for registered postgraduate students in biostatistics to attend and present a paper at ISCB ASC 2018.

Approximately three awards will be granted depending on the number and quality of the applications. Selection will be made on the basis of a summary of a paper to be presented, which should illustrate the application of statistical methodology to clinical or epidemiological research. Results of particular studies are of interest only if the analysis has methodological implications or shows a novel and interesting application of biostatistics.

Successful applicants will be invited to Australia to attend ISCB ASC 2018 and present their paper at the Annual Conference. The StCA grants successful applicants with the following:

  1. StCA winners will have their papers scheduled in appropriate Contributed Paper Sessions. Their status as Award Winners will be indicated in the Conference Program.
  2. Free registration to the Melbourne Conference
  3. Free accommodation (paid and arranged by the Melbourne LOC)
  4. Free registration to one pre-conference short course of the applicant’s choice
  5. Invitation to the Melbourne Conference Dinner
  6.  Full travel costs will be reimbursed, provided that these are incurred economically and requested solely for attending the ISCB ASC conference.

The closing date for application is Friday 2 March 2018.

Further information regarding the application process and how to prepare is enclosed in the link below. 

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SSA Awards

 

EJG Pitman Prize

This prize is awarded for the most outstanding talk presented by a ‘young statistician’ at an Australian Statistical Conference.

Following is an extract from the SSA Regulations which outline the rules of the EJG Pitman Prize.

7.1 Rules of the Prize

The following rules apply:

7.1.1 Only members of the Statistical Society of Australia are eligible.

7.1.2 ‘Young Statistician’ will mean a person enrolled for a degree who is studying either full-time or part-time without age limit, OR a person who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree within the past five years, OR a person awarded a postgraduate degree within the past year.

7.1.3 The Prize is to be at a value determined by the Council from time to time. A certificate will also be presented to the winner. A certificate of merit will be issued for the runner up(s).

7.1.4 A Prize Committee, consisting of members of the Society, will be appointed by Council after consultation with the Conference Convenor. Members of the Prize Committee will attend all eligible talks at the ASC and after discussion make a decision. The Prize Committee’s decision will be final.

7.1.5 If, in the opinion of the Prize Committee there are no candidates of sufficient merit then no prize will be awarded.

7.1.6 The EJG Pitman Prize can be awarded at most once to any given person.

7.2 Criteria for the award of the EJG Pitman Prize

In awarding the Prize the Prize Committee will consider the following:

  1. the motivation and setting of the general context.
  2. the organisation and structure of the talk,
  3. the originality of the substance of the talk,
  4. the presentation of the material and rapport with the audience.

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