Reminder: IFCS Prize for Young Researchers

William H. E. Day WHDAY at AC.DAL.CA
Tue Feb 2 07:36:53 EST 1993


Dear Colleagues,

    The International Federation of Classification Societies is offering a
prize to encourage and to honour young researchers in classification or
related areas of data analysis.  The prize includes a $1,000 cash award,
presentation of a scientific paper at the IFCS Conference (Paris, 31 Aug. - 4
Sept. 1993), and travel assistance to that conference.  I append details
below.
    If you have any questions about the prize, please contact Professor
Legendre, the Awards Committee Secretary, by mail (address below), e-mail
(legendre at ere.umontreal.ca), telephone (514-343-7591), or facsimile (514-343-
2293).
    Nominations are due by 1 March 1993.

    Sincerely,

    William H. E. Day, President
    International Federation of Classification Societies

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                          Prize for Young Researchers
              International Federation of Classification Societies

    The IFCS Council has approved the offering of a Prize for Outstanding
Research. Recipients of the prize will be young researchers who have made
significant contributions to classification or related areas of data analysis.
The prize will include a US $1000 cash award, the presentation of a scientific
paper at an IFCS biennial conference, the waiver of conference registration
fees, and the reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses to that conference.
The Guidelines for awarding the prize are given at the end of this note.
    It is intended that the first Prize for Outstanding Research shall be
presented at the IFCS-93 Conference, to be held in Paris from 31 August to
4 September 1993. Candidates for this prize should have been born after
1 January 1958. The procedure for nominating candidates is described in
Guideline C below; no self-nominated candidates will be considered. The
person who nominates a candidate for the prize should assume responsibility
for forwarding eight copies of the following material to the IFCS Awards
Committee Secretary, Prof. P. Legendre
                     Departement de sciences biologiques,
                     Universite de Montreal
                     C.P. 6128, Succursale A
                     Montreal, Quebec  H3C 3J7
                     Canada:

(1) An appraisal of the candidate's research.
(2) The candidate's curriculum vitae, including date of birth and full list
    of publications.
(3) The names and addresses of three referees who can assess the candidate's
    research contributions.

    For a candidate to be considered, this material must have been received by
the Secretary no later than 1 March 1993.
    The  results of the prize competition will be announced at the beginning
of June 1993.

                Guidelines for Prize for Outstanding Research

A.  This prize shall be awarded to researchers who have made significant
contributions to classification or related areas of data analysis in the early
stages of their scientific careers, and who normally will be under the age of
35 on the first day of January preceding the biennial conference at which the
prize would be awarded. The international impact of the candidates' work will
be considered. The Committee's rulings on the eligibility of candidates shall
be final and not subject to appeal.

B.  The prize consists of a cash award, an opportunity to present a scientific
paper at a plenary session of the Federation's biennial conference, and the
waiving of registration fees for that conference. The value of the cash award
shall be fixed by the Council and normally will be not less than US $1,000.
Normally only one prize will be awarded biennially. Although normally a prize
will be awarded to one person, the Committee will entertain proposals for
awarding a prize jointly to several persons. No person shall be awarded a
Prize for Outstanding Research more than once.

C.  A candidate's nomination shall be moved by another person and supported by
two other persons. The nomination shall be accompanied by supporting
documentation which includes an appraisal of the candidate's research, the
candidate's curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees who can assess
the candidate's research contributions. At least two of the referees contacted
by the Committee shall be chosen from this list, and the Committee normally
will seek independent advice. Normally the appraisal, the curriculum vitae,
and the referees' reports will be written in English.
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