Contribute to the IMS
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The IMS offers several opportunities for contributions to the
society’s programs. Please take a moment to consider making a donation
to one or more of these funds.
The Blackwell Lecture Fund will be used to support a lecture in honor
of David Blackwell.
The purpose of this lecture is to honor Blackwell, to keep his name
alive and to inspire young people to emulate his achievements. The first
lecture is expected to be presented in 2014.
The IMS Gift Membership Program provides IMS memberships and journals
for statisticians and probabilists in regions of the world where
payments in hard currency would impose a difficult financial burden.
The Hannan Graduate Student Travel Award Fund will be used to fund travel and registration to attend and possibly present a paper or a poster at an IMS sponsored or co-sponsored meeting. Presentation of a paper/poster is encouraged, but not required.
The Le Cam Lecture Fund is an endowment fund set up by friends of Lucien
LeCam to memorialize his contributions to our field. The LeCam
lecturer should be an individual whose contributions have been or
promise to be fundamental to the development of mathematical
statistics or probability.
The New Researcher Travel Award Fund will be used to fund travel and possibly other expenses to present a paper or a poster at an IMS sponsored or co-sponsored meeting for those who otherwise would not be able to attend the meeting.
The Open Access Fund supports the establishment and ongoing operation
of IMS' open access publications, including: Probability Surveys,
Statistics Surveys, Electronic Journal of Probability, Electronic
Communications in Probability and Electronic Journal of Statistics.
Two further IMS open access ventures are the posting of all IMS
journal articles to ArXiv and assistance to members in posting to
The Schramm Lecture Fund was created jointly by the IMS and the
Bernoulli Society. The lecture in probability and stochastic processes
is named in honor of Oded Schramm. The lecture will be given annually
and will be featured at meetings (co)-sponsored by the IMS or the
Bernoulli Society with a strong attendance by researchers in
probability and stochastic processes.
The Scientific Legacy Fund supports the development of IMS web pages
dedicated to ensuring the preservation of valuable historical
information on IMS members and leaders of our fields. The IMS will
use funds to cover costs of the development and maintenance of such
The Tweedie New Researcher Award Fund was originally set up with funds
donated by Richard L. Tweedie's friends and family. Funds are used to
fund the travel of the Tweedie New Researcher Award recipient to
attend the IMS New Researchers Conference and to present the Tweedie New
Researcher Invited Lecture.