To welcome new international members to the American Statistical Association and create a trust for cooperation, the Educational Ambassador Program was launched in 2005 to recruit a number of educational ambassadors from foreign countries. The
program was developed to advance lasting collaboration between the ASA and other international statistical societies for permanent exchanges of knowledge.
Past EAs came from Indonesia in 2023, Nepal and Mexico 2019, Pakistan and Thailand 2018, Namibia 2017, Nigeria 2016, Bangladesh 2015, Colombia 2014, Botswana 2012, Costa Rica 2010, Armenia 2009, Morocco 2008, Vietnam 2007, Ethiopia 2006, and Argentina
The American Statistical Association (ASA) Committee on International Relations in Statistics (CIRS) is seeking qualified nationals from countries
with demonstrated need and benefit to the country to serve as the 2024 Educational Ambassador (EA). Although priority will be given to the applications received from the developing countries, applicants from other countries may be considered in exceptional
cases or in the event of not having suitable candidates from the developing countries. Applications from countries not recently represented will receive preference.
The ASA will select one Educational Ambassador to attend the 2024 Joint Statistical Meetings and to take continuing education (CE) courses in emerging areas of research. The
ambassador will then disseminate the subject matter related to at least one CE course in their home country and/or region.
The ASA will arrange and pay for the selected ambassador’s airfare, hotel, meeting registration, and CE courses registration. The ASA will reimburse the visa application fee and provide a $500 stipend. The Educational Ambassador will also receive
complimentary ASA membership for a year.
The application deadline is December 15, 2023.
Candidates for the ambassadorship will hold a postgraduate degree (PhD preferred but not required) in biostatistics, statistics, or a related field and will typically be employed at a recognized university or research organization promoting the teaching
and application of statistics. However, qualified candidates holding non-academic positions will be considered as well.
The Committee on International Relations in Statistics (CIRS) puts out a call for applications through various international channels. The CIRS members will serve as the selection committee.
The applicants are required to submit the following:
Selected ambassador will be expected to complete the following: