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RSS Travel Grant for “Women in Statistics” event

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The Royal Statistical Society will fund the travel costs of an early career statistician or data scientist to attend the “Women in Statistics: Past, Present, & Future” event held on Friday 8th March in London.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be within the first 10 years of their career.
  • identify as female, non-binary, or trans.
  • be travelling from within the UK & Ireland.

Please note this grant is intended to cover the costs of travel only. Applicants should not apply for subsistence or accommodation expenses. Expenses must be claimed in line with the RSS Guidelines for Claiming Expenses. Only one entry per applicant will be accepted.

How to Apply

Please complete the survey in the link below before 12:00 on Tuesday 5th March 2019.
https://goo.gl/forms/Fp9anmVcvKyJP5SR2
The winner will be decided by a random draw and will be announced at 16:00 on Tuesday 5th March 2019.

Event registration

Registration for the Women in statistics: Past, Present, & Future event FREE but pre-registration is required, please register using the link below:

https://events.rss.org.uk/rss/315/register

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Statistical Excellence Award for Early-Career Writing Competition

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Are you an early-career statistician with a statistical story to tell? If so, we invite you to enter the 2019 Statistical Excellence Award for Early-Career Writing. The competition is jointly organised by Significance and the Young Statisticians Section of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) and forms part of the RSS Statistical Excellence Awards programme.

The competition is open to:
1. Students currently studying for a first degree, Master’s or PhD in statistics or related subjects.
2. Graduates whose last qualification in statistics or related subjects (whether first degree, Master’s or PhD) was not more than five years ago.

The rules of entry are simple: send us your best statistical writing in the form of a magazine article (1,500 to 2,500 words) on any subject you like.

What should you write about?

Successful submissions from past years were based on original analyses, produced specifically for the competition. This does take work, but it often results in a unique and compelling article. A list of published articles from previous years’ competitions can be found on the Significance website.
You might also write about work you have done as part of your studies or during your career.
You can also write about the work of others, but this must be in the form of a critique or wider overview of a subject area.

Whatever you choose to write about, articles must be engaging and easy to read. Significance is published for a broad audience, so accessibility is key. This means technical terms and mathematics must be kept to a minimum and explained clearly where used.

The competition is open until 27 May 2019.

Three finalists will be selected in June, with the winner announced in July at the RSS Statistical Excellence Awards ceremony. The winning article will be published in the October issue of Significance and online at significancemagazine.com. Runners-up may also be published online or in print at the editor’s discretion. Finalists will be invited to give presentations based on their articles at a special session of the RSS International Conference (2–5 September 2019 in Belfast).

How to enter:

Email your submissions as a text/Word file, or as a PDF, to significance@rss.org.uk. Make sure to include our competition entry form.

Please help promote the competition in your statistics department or workplace. Download the official poster.

The competition rules and guidelines can be found on Significance Magazine website.

Women in Statistics: Past, Present, & Future

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Join us to celebrate Women in Statistics & Data Science
on International Women’s Day 2019!

Friday 8th March: 17:00 to 20:00
Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol St, London, EC1Y 8LX

FREE EVENT – REGISTER NOW!

This event, jointly organised by the Young Statisticians and History of Statistics Sections of the RSS, will feature talks from a number of statisticians and data scientists celebrating and supporting women in statistics.

16:30 to 17:00:
Registration with refreshments

17:00 to 17:30: Past

Dr Linda Wijlaars (University College London) will present the life and accomplishments of epidemiological pioneer Dr Janet Elizabeth Lane-Claypon.

17:30 to 18:00: Present

Professor Deborah Ashby (Imperial College London and President of the RSS) will discuss women in statistics at present.

18:00 to 19:00: Future

Our panel Dr Susan Lovick (Phastar), Dr Lauren Rodgers (University of Exeter, Women in Mathematics Committee), Fatima Batool (University College London, Women in Data Science), and Maria Skoularidou (University of Cambridge, RSS Women in Statistics Special Interest Group) will share their experiences and engage in an audience discussion on the future of women in statistics and data science.

Registration is FREE but pre-registration is required, please register using the link below:

https://events.rss.org.uk/rss/315/register

19:00 to 20:00: Wine Reception
This event will be followed by a Drinks Reception sponsored by Phastar