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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 is an endowment fund 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 was 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 IMS 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 IMS Lawrence D. Brown Ph.D. Student Award Fund will be used to establish awards for Ph.D. candidates in honor of Lawrence David Brown (1940-2018).  All donors to the Brown fund will be notified once details of the award are finalized.  The IMS very much appreciates the fund originators’ intention to honor Larry Brown by helping to attract young researchers to IMS via supporting their professional activities.  The actual supporting mechanism, including how to raise sufficient endowment, yet needs to be worked out and approved by IMS Council.

The IMS 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 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 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 ArXiv.

The Peter Gavin Hall IMS Early Career Prize Fund is an endowment fund that provides a financial prize given annually to one or more active researchers in statistics, broadly construed, within 8 years of completion of a PhD. The award is intended to recognize excellence in research and research potential.

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 pages.

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.