Peter Hall played a significant role throughout his professional career in mentoring young colleagues at work and through professional society activities. With funds donated by his friends and family, the IMS has created the Peter Gavin Hall Early Career Prize.

To recognize early career research accomplishments and research promise in statistics broadly construed.

An early career researcher is one who received their doctoral degree in one of the eight calendar years preceding the year of nomination, or in the year of nomination, meaning any of the years 2012 – 2019 for the 2020 prize with nomination deadline December 1, 2019. The IMS gives the award committee latitude to consider nominees with extenuating circumstances that may have delayed professional achievements. Nominations may be made by any member of the IMS. Nominees need not be IMS members.

Form of the Prize:
The award consists of a plaque, a citation, and a cash honorarium. It is presented at the IMS Presidential Awards ceremony held at the IMS annual meeting.

Nomination/Submission Process:
Electronic submission is required. The following items should be sent as ONE PDF via email to with the following subject line: HALL PRIZE NOMINATION: <Last Name of Nominee>
1. Nomination form.
2. Letter from the nominator with highlights of research achievements.
3. Recent CV.
4. Two letters of recommendation (beyond a letter from the nominator). IMPORTANT: For those submitting letters of recommendation, each letter writer may only submit letters of recommendation for TWO Hall prize nominees each year. Please be sure to pass this information to letter writers as you request letters of recommendation.