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Priority Spots for Canadian Researchers at the NISS Writing Workshop for Junior Researchers 2024

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Effective writing is an essential skill for researchers.

The National Institute of Statistical Sciences Writing Workshop for Junior Researchers 2024, co-sponsored by CANSSI, helps early-career researchers develop the specialized writing skills they need to write successful grant applications and journal articles.

The workshop takes a unique approach by pairing participants with senior mentors (former journal editors and program officers) who review drafts and writing samples supplied by the participants.

Selected applicants participate in two one-day online sessions on July 19 and 26 and an in-person meeting with their mentor at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM 2024) in Portland, Oregon, on August 4.

Space in the workshop is limited, and recent (within the past six years) PhDs in statistics, biostatics, and related fields will receive preference.

Good News for Canadian Applicants

CANSSI is a major sponsor and has arranged priority spots for Canadian researchers.

Apply Now

The pre-registration deadline is June 30, 2024. The registration fee for accepted applicants is US$250.

Visit the workshop page on the NISS website for details on how to apply.

What Previous Participants Have Said

Previous Canadian participants have found the workshop to be valuable. Read their comments:

The workshop was exceptionally useful. I connected with a senior faculty member in my subfield who read my work in detail and formed an informed positive opinion of it while providing meaningful and substantial feedback.
– Alex Stringer, Assistant Professor, Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo

Overall, I found the workshop to be helpful as a comprehensive guideline for the procedures and information one can expect when it comes to grant writing. The programs and sessions provided me with a bird’s-eye view of grant writing, which I had not encountered before, as I started my first faculty position right after my PhD, and as an international student, I was not involved in grant writing during my PhD training. Particularly, the one-on-one mentoring session with the senior mentor was incredibly practical and mentally stimulating, and was my favourite part of the workshop.
– Sunmee Kim, Assistant Professor, Quantitative Psychology, University of Manitoba

I found the workshop useful, especially the talks on different writing topics, and the opportunities to meet and interact with peers with a similar career stage.
– Zihang Lu, Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences and Mathematics and Statistics, Queen’s University