Nov 17, 2014

Consider a contribution to the IMS

The IMS offers several opportunities for contributions to the society’s programs. Please take a moment to consider making a donation to one or more of these funds.

Blackwell Lecture Fund
The Blackwell Lecture Fund will be used to support a lecture in honor of David Blackwell. The purpose of this lecture is to honor Blackwell, to keep his name alive and to inspire young people to emulate his achievements. The inaugural Blackwell lecture was given by Gareth Roberts at the JSM in Boston this year. [David Blackwell was just awarded a posthumous National Medal of Science: see page 3]

Gift Memberships
The IMS Gift Membership Program provides IMS memberships and journals for statisticians and probabilists in regions of the world where payments in hard currency would impose a difficult financial burden.

Le Cam Lecture Fund
The Le Cam Lecture Fund is an endowment fund set up by friends of Lucien Le Cam to memorialize his contributions to our field. The Le Cam lecturer should be an individual whose contributions have been or promise to be fundamental to the development of mathematical statistics or probability.

Open Access Fund
The Open Access Fund supports the establishment and ongoing operation of IMS’ open access publications, including: Probability Surveys, Statistics Surveys, Electronic Journal of Probability, Electronic Communications in Probability and Electronic Journal of Statistics. Two further IMS open access ventures are the posting of all IMS journal articles to ArXiv and assistance to members in posting to ArXiv.

Schramm Lecture Fund
The Schramm Lecture Fund was created jointly by the IMS and the Bernoulli Society. The lecture, in probability and stochastic processes, is named in honor of Oded Schramm. The lecture will be given annually and will be featured at meetings (co)-sponsored by the IMS or the Bernoulli Society with a strong attendance by researchers in probability and stochastic processes.

Scientific Legacy Fund
The Scientific Legacy Fund supports the development of IMS web pages dedicated to ensuring the preservation of valuable historical information on IMS members and leaders of our fields. The IMS will use funds to cover costs of the development and maintenance of such pages.

Tweedie New Researcher Award Fund
The Tweedie New Researcher Award Fund was originally set up with funds donated by Richard L. Tweedie’s friends and family. Funds are used to fund the travel of the Tweedie New Researcher Award recipient to attend the IMS New Researchers Conference and to present the Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture.

Great! How do I make a contribution to these funds?
You can make a contribution using credit card or check using the form at

Thank you!


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