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Fully Funded Royal Statistical Society’s Statistical Excellence Award in Cardiff, Wales
Fully Funded
Country: Wales
City: Cardiff
Sep 03 - Sep 06, 2018
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Fully Funded Royal Statistical Society’s Statistical Excellence Award in Cardiff, Wales

Are you an early-career statistician with the ability to write data-driven stories in an entertaining and thought-provoking way? If so, we invite you to enter the 2018 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 degree, Master’s or PhD in statistics or related subjects.
2. Graduates whose last qualification in statistics or related subjects (whether degree, Master’s or PhD) was not more than five years ago.

The rules of entry are simple: send us your best article, of between 1500 and 2500 words, on the subject of your choosing.

Award

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.

The winning author and runners-up will be invited to give presentations based on their articles at a special session of the Royal Statistical Society International Conference (3–6 September 2018 in Cardiff, Wales).

Competition rules and guidelines

  • Entrants must be (1) students currently studying for a first degree, Master’s or PhD in statistics or related subjects, or (2) graduates whose last qualification in statistics or related subjects (whether first degree, Master’s or PhD) was not more than five years ago.
  • Articles must be between 1500 and 2500 words in length, and can include tables and figures – though, for space reasons, there should be no more than five tables/figures in total.
  • Writing style must be accessible and engaging.
  • Technical terms and mathematics must be used sparingly, and suitably explained where used.
  • End references are encouraged, but should be limited to five. Footnotes must not be used.
  • Only submissions in English will be considered.
  • Manuscripts must be original and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. You may submit articles based on work in theses or in papers that have been submitted to or accepted by academic journals, provided that the competition submission is sufficiently different in style and structure.
  • Winners, finalists and entrants from previous years of the competition are not excluded from participating in this year’s competition.
  • Articles will be reviewed by a judging panel featuring representatives of both the Young Statisticians Section and Significance.
  • Three finalists will win a full registration to the 2018 Royal Statistical Society International Conference in Cardiff, Wales. Please note that travel and accommodation costs will not be covered.
  • The winning article will be published in Significance magazine and online at significancemagazine.com.
  • Runner-up articles may be published on the Significance website or in Significance magazine, at the editor’s discretion.

Specifications
Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Event Date03 September,2018 to 06 September,2018
Deadline28 May,2018
CountryWales
CityCardiff

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