Nominations are now being accepted for the ISBA Zellner Medal, which recognizes ISBA members who have rendered exceptional and distinguished service to ISBA over an extended period of time, and whose contributions have had an impact on the society beyond the time of his or her incumbency. Nominees must be current ISBA members and should have been members for the last three consecutive years, at least. They should have served ISBA in a range of leadership roles over an extended period of time.

Please prepare nominations as a single pdf file following the convention LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.pdf so the file name corresponds to the nominee and then email them to zellner-medal@bayesian.org. The nomination should include

  1. a cover letter containing both the nominator’s and nominee’s names and email addresses and a suggested citation to be used if the nomination is successful
  2. five letters of support from ISBA members* (other than the nominee) that address the criteria for the Zellner Medal

Beginning with the 2021-22 edition, nominations for the Zellner Medal will be valid for two rounds. This means that nominations for candidates who are not selected the first time will be automatically resubmitted, with no action required by the nominator, for the following round.

Nominations must be received on or before August 31, 2021. The Zellner Medal recipient(s) will be announced and celebrated next year at the 2022 ISBA World Meeting in Montreal, Canada.

Please contact Alan Gelfand (alan@stat.duke.edu), Chair of the Zellner Medal Selection Committee, with any questions.

*Individuals may provide letters of endorsement for at most two nominations in a given year.