NISS/ASA/IMS Writing Workshop for Junior Researchers

2016 NISS/ASA/IMS/ENAR/ICSA Writing Workshop for Junior Researchers
Sunday 31 July & Wednesday 3 August at JSM

The National Institute of Statistical Science (NISS), the American Statistical Association (ASA), the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), the Eastern North American Region of the Biometric Society (ENAR), and the International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA) will hold a writing workshop for junior researchers (subject to availability of funds). The goal of the workshop is to provide instruction in how to write journal articles and grant proposals. Participants will be required to provide a recent sample of their writing, which will be reviewed by a senior mentor. The sample could be a current draft of an article to be submitted for publication, or it could be an early version of a grant proposal. (Submission of the manuscript will be required as part of the registration process. Prior experience suggests that the best results come from submitting an early draft of something that is written solely or primarily by the participant.)

The mentors will be former journal editors and program officers, who will critique (a portion of) the submitted material. Individual feedback will be provided as part of the opening session, and participants will be expected to prepare a revision in response. The workshop will open with a one-day session of general instruction in effective writing techniques. It will continue with a half-day session for participants whose native language is not English and will close with discussion and debriefing at a follow-up lunch.

The full-day session is scheduled for Sunday, July 31, in Chicago, Illinois at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM). At the close of the formal activities, mentors will meet individually with participants to go over the writing samples they submitted. Each participant will then prepare a revision of a critiqued portion of the paper and return this to the mentor by Tuesday evening, August 2. Mentors and participants will meet again in conjunction with a lunch on Wednesday, August 3, to discuss the success of the revisions. The lunch program will also include general feedback to participants, mentors, and organizers. The half-day session for non-native English speakers will be held on the morning of Wednesday, August 3, and will include a continental breakfast.

Attendance will be limited and will depend on the number of mentors available. To apply, go to http://www.amstat.org/meetings/wwjr/. Applications are due by June 1, 2016, and successful applicants will be notified by June 30. Applications received after June 1 will be considered if space is available. There is no fee for participation. Participants will receive lunch on Sunday, July 31, and Wednesday, August 3. Participants must agree to attend the full Sunday session, the half-day Wednesday session, and the Wednesday lunch. We have requested funding for partial travel support.

This workshop is designed for researchers with a recent Ph.D. in either statistics or biostatistics. Top priority will go to those who have held the Ph.D. for 0-3 years. Current Ph.D. students who are completing their degree before the end of the summer will also be considered.




2016 Reviewing and Editing Workshop for Junior Researchers

The National Institute of Statistical Science (NISS), the American Statistical Association (ASA), the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), the Eastern North American Region of the Biometric Society (ENAR), and the International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA) will hold a reviewing and editing workshop (subject to availability of funds). The goal of the workshop is to provide instruction in how to review and edit journal articles. This half day session will provide tutorials and round table discussions of the expectations of a review of a journal submission and of an associate editor of a journal. The tutorials and discussions will be led by senior journal editors, who will address the issues involved in reviewing articles for publication.

Attendance will be limited. To apply, go to http://www.amstat.org/meetings/wwjr/. Applications are due by June 1, 2016, and successful applicants will be notified by June 30. Applications received after June 1 will be considered if space is available. There is no fee for participation. The half-day session will include a continental breakfast. There will be an assignment to be completed before the workshop.

This workshop is designed for researchers with a Ph.D. in either statistics or biostatistics. Top priority will go to those who have previously attended a Writing Workshop and who have held the Ph.D. for 3-7 years.


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