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2022 NISS Writing Workshop for Junior Researchers on July 29, August 5 and 7

  • 1.  2022 NISS Writing Workshop for Junior Researchers on July 29, August 5 and 7

    Posted 06-21-2022 23:39

    The goal of the 2022 NISS Writing Workshop is to provide instruction for writing journal articles and grant proposals. Participants will be required to provide a recent sample of their writing, which will be reviewed by a senior mentor. The sample could be a current draft of an article to be submitted for publication or an early version of a grant proposal. Senior mentors will be former journal editors and program officers, who will critique the submitted material and provide individual feedback. Participants will be expected to initiate a revision in response to additional feedback from their mentors. The deadline for the Writing Workshop application submission is June 30th, with notification of acceptance soon thereafter.

    "The writing workshop was tremendously helpful! Thank you so much for organizing this workshop and helping us a lot. Thank you so much for sharing all the slides too. I am very grateful to take all advantage of the NISS writing workshop."

    "Thanks for your thorough guidance in the NISS Writing Workshop! I found that the one-to-one mentoring is very helpful for us to get insights into our shortcomings in academic writing. I really appreciate your work in organizing such a wonderful event."

    Target Audience 

    The workshop is designed for researchers with a Ph.D. awarded or anticipated during 2016-2022 in statistics, biostatistics, or related field. Attendance at the Writing Workshop will be limited and applicants within 6 years' post-PhD and members of the participating societies will receive preference. 

    How to Register

    You can register by clicking on the link just ahead, but, please note that you will need to submit a copy of your writing sample during this online registration.  To register, click on the (Pre-Registration Information Webform) Please answer all questions!  All submitted material will be handled confidentially! If you have trouble with the submission of your paper on the registration form, please send a PDF or Word version to after you have completed the entire registration form. Thank you!

    Registration Deadline: June 30, 2022

    Registration Fees

    Workshop applicants are asked to first register online by submitting their writing sample using the form above.  If your submission is accepted, to confirm your interest in participation you will then be asked to pay the $150 registration fee after you have been accepted. Funds have been secured for eligible participants without their own funding and registration (and travel and housing costs if in-person) can be reimbursed for those who complete the program.


    Friday, July 29th, 2022

    10:00 am Eastern Time    Zoom Room will be open

    10:15 – 10:30 am        Opening Remarks and Introductions

    10:30 – 11:20 am        Tutorial 1: Writing Well as an Act of Kindness for Our Students and Colleagues

    • Donald Richards (Penn State University)

    11:20 – 11:25 am        Coffee Break

    11:25 am – 12:15 pm        Tutorial 2: Choosing Where to Publish

    • Nicholas Jewell (University of California, Berkeley & London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

    12:15 – 1:15 pm        Virtual Lunch (Mentor & Mentee Meetings in Breakout rooms) 

    1:15 – 2:45 pm         Panel 1: Statistics and Data Science Journals

    • Xuming He (University of Michigan, JASA Past Co-Editor)
    • Karen Kafadar (University of Virginia, AoAS Past Editor-in-Chief)
    • Galin Jones (University of Minnesota, JCGS Co-Editor)
    • Nicole Lazar (Penn State University, TAS Past Editor-in-Chief)
    • William Rosenberger (George Mason University, Biometrics Co-Editor) 
    2:45 – 3:30 pm         Tutorial 3: Reviewing and Revising 

    3:30 – 4:15 pm     Optional Mentor and Mentee follow-up meetings in Breakout rooms 

    Friday, August 5th, 2022

    10:00 am Eastern Time    Zoom Room will be open

    10:15 – 10:45 am        Tutorial 4: How to Write a Collaborative Paper

    • Susan Ellenberg (University of Pennsylvania)

    10:45 am – 12:15 pm         Panel 2: Grant Writing

    • Cheryl Eavey (NSF SBE Program Director)
    • Shuangge Ma (NIH BMRD Study Section Chair & Yale University)
    • Edsel Peña (NSF DMS Statistics Program Director & University of South Carolina)

    12:15 – 1:15 pm        Virtual Lunch (Mentor & Mentee Meetings in Breakout rooms)

    1:15 – 1:25 pm        Coffee Break

    1:25 – 2:15 pm         Tutorial 5: Ethical Issues and Reproducibility 

    • Peter Imrey (Cleveland Clinic)

    2:15 – 3:30 pm    Happy Hour (BYOB) and Networking.

    Sunday, August 7th, 2022  (AT JSM)

    8:00 – 8:15 am        Coffee

    8:15 – 8:45 am        Tutorial 6: How to Get Started and Avoid Writer's Block

    8:45 – 10:15 am        Panel 3: Speaking from Experiences and Career Development

    10:15 – 10:30 am        Discussion, Evaluation, and Certificates

    Lunch and Networking Event Including Previous Virtual Writing Workshop Attendees from 2020 & 2021!

    Lingzhou Xue
    Penn State University