Applications are invited for a new prize, awarded by the RSS Applied Probability Section for the best PhD thesis defended in the last two years. The winner of the competition will be given the opportunity to organise an RSS Applied Probability Section workshop on a topic of their choice, with the support of the APS committee.

To be eligible for the award, candidates should have completed a PhD at a UK university. The PhD defence should have taken place between 1 January 2020 and 28 February 2022. Applications will be judged on the contribution of their PhD thesis to the field of applied probability, broadly interpreted, and its potential for long term impact on applied probability and/or its potential to reach out into statistical science and other application areas, both established and novel.

Further details on how to apply for the competition can be found on the RSS website:

Further information about the RSS Applied Probability Section can be found here: