Nov 16, 2017

Contribute to the IMS

Want to give something back? The IMS offers several opportunities for contributions to the society’s programs. You can contribute by credit card or check using the form at

The Blackwell Lecture Fund supports lectures in honor of David Blackwell, in order to inspire young people to emulate his achievements. The next lecture is in 2020.

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.

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.

The Open Access Fund supports the establishment and ongoing operation of IMS’s 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.

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 is given annually at meetings (co)-sponsored by the IMS or the Bernoulli Society with a strong attendance by researchers in probability and stochastic processes.

The Scientific Legacy Fund supports the development of IMS web pages that are 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.

The Tweedie New Researcher Award Fund was originally set up with donations from Richard L. Tweedie’s friends and family. Funds are used to pay for the travel of the Tweedie New Researcher Award recipient to attend the IMS New Researchers Conference (immediately before JSM) and to present the Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture.


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