Gottfried E. Noether Awards
Noether Senior Scholar Award
For outstanding contributions to the theory, applications, and teaching of nonparametric statistics.
Noether Young Scholar Award
Texas A&M University
For outstanding early-career contributions to nonparametric statistics.
About the Awards
The Noether awards were established in 1999 as a tribute to Gottfried Emanuel Noether, a leading scholar in nonparametric statistics with interests in research and teaching. Noether’s wife, Emiliana Noether, and daughter, Monica Noether, presented the American Statistical Association with an endowment fund to recognize distinguished researchers and teachers and to support research in the field of nonparametric statistics.
The Noether Senior Scholar Award is given each year to a distinguished senior researcher/teacher in nonparametric statistics, who delivers an invited lecture at the Joint Statistical Meetings the year they are selected. In addition, the honoree is presented with an engraved award and $5,000.
The Noether Young Scholar Award is given each year to an accomplished young researcher. This award is made to foster, encourage, and support both research and teaching in nonparametric statistics. The honoree is presented with an engraved award and $2,500 the year they are selected and delivers a lecture at the Joint Statistical Meetings the year of their award.
The Noether Award Committee selects the Noether Senior Scholar based on outstanding contributions to the theory, methodology, and/or novel applications to nonparametric statistics—interpreted broadly—that have had substantial, sustained impact on the subject, its practical applications, and its pedagogy.
The Noether Young Scholar is selected based on significant accomplishments in nonparametric statistics, interpreted broadly to include theory, methodology, and outstanding applications. Eligibility for this award is for those who obtained their PhD degree or an equivalent degree in the past six years.
The Noether Senior Scholar Award and the Noether Junior Scholar Award are presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings. Both honorees deliver invited lectures at the Joint Statistical Meetings during the year of their awards.
Nominations for both awards are due by December 15 and require the following:
- Nominating letter
- Candidate’s CV
- Three letters of support – not to exceed two pages each
- Candidate’s short bio
- Candidate’s headshot
Note: for multi-authored publications, letters involving the Noether Junior Award should indicate the independent contributions made by the nominee
Please contact the committee chair.