Nathan Mantel Award

2023 call for nominations (deadline 2/1/2023)
The Section on Statistics in Epidemiology (SIE) of the American Statistical Association (ASA) invites nominations for the Nathan Mantel Award for lifetime contributions to the development and application of statistical science to problems and issues in epidemiology. The Nathan Mantel Award is in honor of Nathan Mantel (1919-2002), in recognition of his seminal and pivotal contributions to statistics in epidemiology. The award is given every two years to a researcher for lifetime contributions to the development and application of statistical science to problems and issues in epidemiology. The award consists of a $1000 award and a plaque and will be presented by the Section on Statistics in Epidemiology (SIE) at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM).

The nominee should be a person widely known to have a strong established record in developing statistical methods for epidemiology. The nominee should be a member of the ASA, but consideration is not limited to candidates who are members of the SIE Section.

To submit a nomination, please submit a CV and cover letter to Jenna Krall (, the Section Secretary/Treasurer, by February 1, 2023.  Questions about the award can also be addressed to Nandita Mitra, the 2023 Section Chair at

Young Investigator Awards

2023 call for applications (deadline 12/1/2022)

The Section on Statistics in Epidemiology (SIE) of the ASA invites applications from early stage investigators who will present their papers at the 2023 Joint Statistical Meetings, taking place August 5-10, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The awards honor the best papers by early stage investigators in statistics in epidemiology presented at the JSM. The awards are open to all current graduate students in statistics, biostatistics, and epidemiology, and also recent graduates who received their degrees no earlier than December 31, 2020. The top paper will be awarded the Norman Breslow Prize with a $1000 stipend. Additional awards consisting of $800 to help defray travel costs to the JSM will also be awarded. A reception will be held at the Toronto meeting to honor award recipients.

Preference will be given to papers with both methodological contributions and substantive epidemiological applications. Jointly authored papers are certainly acceptable, but the applicant is expected to be the lead author and present the work at the 2023 JSM. The presentation at JSM may be in a regular session, speed session or poster session. Further, the presentation does not have to be in a session sponsored by the SIE Section, nor must applicants necessarily be current members of the SIE Section. The presentation at JSM must, however, correspond to the paper receiving the award.

Papers should be submitted in .pdf format with 12-point type, double-spaced and one-inch margins. We strongly recommend that papers be no longer than 20 pages, but this is not an absolute maximum.

In order to apply for the award, please submit the paper no later than December 1, 2022. Early submissions are encouraged. Along with the paper include a cover letter stating where you are a current student or, if you are a recent graduate, your affiliation and year of graduation.

Submissions should be sent to Jenna Krall,, Section Secretary/Treasurer.