Education, employment and advancement of women in statistics

The Women’s Caucus Announcement in Statistics (CWS) is accepting registrations for travel awards to give partial support to attend a professional meeting, such as the Statistical Meeting (JSM). We expect at least two prizes worth $ 500 each. Selection will be based on merit and financial need.
The purpose of the Travel Award (s) is to recognize young statisticians who have made relevant contributions to the CWS mission and the largest statistical community through research, teaching, consulting and / or services, or to help promising early career researchers , strengthen their visibility in the scientific community and / or significantly advance their research agenda.

Eligibility recipients will be beginning the career of professionals, holding a master’s or doctoral degree in statistics or related fields; currently paid CWS members in good standing at the time of application; Propose to use the allocation of funds to attend a conference of great importance to your work. Responsibilities Present your current research as a specialist, a speaker, or a poster with the presenter. Participate in CWS functions at the conference, including the annual CWS business meeting whether the JSM. See more…

The Caucus fosters opportunities for the education, employment and advancement of women in statistics.  It also promotes the increased participation of women in professional meetings and on governing boards and committees of statistical societies.  The Caucus stimulates professional and social contact among its members and encourages members to discuss issues concerning women in the profession of statistics (read our page in portuguese).


The Caucus membership consists of individuals residents mostly in the USA and Canada.  The Caucus works with all statistical professional societies.  It is informally associated with the American Statistical Association (ASA) and participates in its annual meeting, where it sponsors the Gertrude Cox Scholarship.

The Caucus works closely with the Committee on Women in Statistics (COWIS) from the American Statistical Association (ASA) as well as similar committees in other statistical organizations to promote the professional improvement of women in statistics.