Tweedie New Researcher Award


Institute of Mathematical Statistics 


Tweedie New Researcher Award


Richard Lewis Tweedie 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, IMS created the Tweedie New Researcher Award. The purpose is to fund travel to present the “Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture” at the IMS New Researchers Conference.


A new researcher is one who received their doctoral degree in one of the five calendar years preceding the year of nomination, or in the year of nomination, meaning, for the 2021 award with nomination deadline December 1, 2020, any of the years 2015–2020. The IMS gives the award committee latitude to consider nominees with extenuating circumstances that may have delayed professional achievements. Nominees should be members of the IMS at the time of nomination.


Up to U.S. $2000 per award, to be reimbursed against receipts.

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

Please submit the nomination directly to the IMS website. Please also submit a copy of the full nomination and OR-5  to

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online, using the application form provided on the IMS Website. Application criteria may be found on the IMS Website. Please submit an OR-5 and a completed application to by the external deadline.

For More Information

For more information, contact or see the IMS Website.

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