RSS Honours celebrate individuals who have made outstanding contributions to statistics. Nominations can be made by RSS fellows, either individually or via our committees, sections, special interest groups and local groups. Please refer to the full guidance notes before completing the nomination form at rss.org.uk/honours.
The Honours Committee would like to receive as broad a range of nominations as possible to ensure the awards are made to those who best meet the criteria. The winners will be presented with their awards at a ceremony during our annual conference.
For 2022, the following awards are open for nominations:
- The Guy Medal in Gold, awarded to a fellow of the Society judged to have merited a signal mark of distinction by reason of innovative contributions to the theory or application of statistics.
- The Guy Medal in Silver, awarded to a fellow of the Society in respect of a paper or papers of special merit communicated to the Society at its discussion meetings (formerly known as ordinary meetings). Other contributions to statistics may also be taken into account.
- The Guy Medal in Bronze, awarded to a fellow of the Society in respect of excellent work presented to any conference or meeting run by the Society, or published in any of the Society’s journals.
- The Research Prize is awarded to a fellow of the Society near the beginning of their research career for an outstanding published contribution to statistical theory or application. Eligible candidates must be within four years of the award of their PhD.
- Honorary Fellowships are awarded to individuals of great eminence working in fields related to statistics who are not necessarily or primarily members of the statistical profession.
- The Barnett Award, named in memory of Vic Barnett, recognises outstanding contributions to the field of environmental statistics.
The RSS is committed to ensuring an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who care about good data and statistics.
The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday 1 October 2021.
Read about the 2021 honours announced earlier this year.
Photo shows Guy Medalist in Silver, Susan Murphy, receiving her award at the 2019 award ceremony.