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2020 JSM Student Travel Award Application

The Washington Statistical Society (WSS) is offering a Student Travel Award for a local area student in a degree program (bachelors, masters, or doctoral) in the areas of statistics, survey methodology, or allied survey research disciplines. Support is offered for students to attend the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 1, 2020 - August 6, 2020.

Applications must contain a letter of support either by a current member of the WSS or a faculty advisor (see below). Applicants are encouraged to plan to present a paper or poster at JSM 2020. The abstract submission deadline for JSM 2020 is February 4, 2020. Applications for the WSS student travel award are due by December 31, 2019.

One award will be granted to a student attending a school local to the metro DC (DC, MD or VA) area. The award will cover conference hotel and travel expenses up to $800, early-bird student conference registration, and a one-year student membership to the WSS.

In addition to attending the JSM sessions, the winner is expected to attend the Survey Research Methods Section Business Meeting at JSM (usually on Wednesday evening) in order to be recognized by the WSS. The winner is also expected to prepare an essay on his/her experience at the JSM to be published in the WSS Newsletter in the fall of 2020.

Applicant Name: _____________________________________ Full time student [ ] Part-time [ ]

University: _____________________________________

Department: ______________________________________

Mailing Address (including city/state/ZIP Code): ______________________________________________________________

Email: __________________________________Phone: ______________________________

Degree: _________________________________Anticipated graduation date: _____________

Are you planning to present a paper or poster at JSM 2020? YES NO (circle one)

If yes, paper or poster title? __________________________________________________

Are you currently or do you have plans to join the WSS mentoring program (or another ASA mentoring program)? YES NO (circle one)

If YES, please describe:

Have you previously attended any professional meeting on statistics, survey research, or a related discipline? YES NO (circle one)

If YES, please describe (meeting(s), location(s), dates):

Signature of Applicant ___________________________________ Date Submitted ________

As a current WSS member and/or faculty advisor, I endorse this student's request:

Signature: _____________________________

Printed Name: _____________________________

Date: _____________________________

Email: __________________________________Phone: ______________________________


[ ] Copy of most recent transcript or advising report from your university.

[ ] Double-spaced essay, no more than two pages, describing your interest in statistics/survey research methods and your interest in attending JSM.

[ ] Letter of support from a current WSS member or faculty advisor.

Application materials should be sent to Erin Tanenbaum (Tanenbaum-Erin@norc.org) by email with the subject "WSS Student Travel Award".

Questions: email or phone: (301)-634-9405.

Applications must be received by December 31, 2019.