About the award
Frances Elizabeth (Betty) Allan (1905 to 1952) was CSIRO’s first statistician and provided statistical support across the organisation. She also lectured in mathematics and statistics at Canberra University College and Australian Forestry School. When she married in 1940 she was forced to retire, which was the law for female public servants.
This is national award honours Betty’s contribution to Australian statistics. The award is jointly funded by the Statistical Society and CSIRO. The award was started in 2019.
There will be one winner per year. It is open to any early career female Stats Society member and/or CSIRO/Data61 staff member currently working or studying in the field of statistics in Australia. Early Career means someone who has been active in the field for ten years or less. For those with a PhD, this criterion will interpreted as having graduated with their PhD within the past ten years. Extensions will be considered for valid career interruptions.
Previous winners of the award are not eligible for further awards.
The money ($3000) can be used to support travel to support your career as a professional visitor to a suitable location and/or conference anywhere in the world.
What are we looking for in a travel proposal?
The two-page form is available here. Here are some points to consider when completing the form:
Completed forms and supporting documents (if applicable) should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Friday 29 November 2019 at 4pm (AEST), late applications will not be considered.