NRC 2020 will be postponed until spring 2021 or cancelled. The primary purpose of the New Researchers Conference is for new researchers to meet each other, interact, share ideas and be exposed to leaders in the field. Because the Joint Statistical Meetings will be online, we feel it is best to delay the NRC until it can be held in person. We are exploring options for hosting NRC in early spring 2021 but do not have a location or date selected yet. In case we are able to reschedule it, we will update the website in early September. Otherwise, see you at the 2021 IMS NRC which will be held during the first week of August in Seattle before the Joint Statistical Meetings.

Please email if you have any questions or are interested in helping develop and participate in other new researcher activities.

Conference Details

The 22nd Meeting of New Researchers in Statistics and Probability will be happening in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during its usual time right before JSM. The purpose of the conference is to promote interaction and networking among new researchers in statistics and probability and to provide them with valuable insights from leaders in the field.

Host University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)
  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Location University of Pennsylvania
Dates July 29 - August 1, 2020

Off-site Organizers

  • Alexander Volfovsky
    • Department of Statistical Science, Duke University
  • Bailey Fosdick
    • Department of Statistics, Colorado State University

Funding The meeting is graciously supported by the

  • NSF National Science Foundation,

Invited Speakers

Application Information

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Applications are accepted from anyone who:

  1. received a Ph.D. in or after 2015; or
  2. expects to receive a Ph.D. by the end of 2020.

The number of participants is limited. The deadline for receipt of applications is March 22, 2020 April 12, 2020. By April 6th April 22nd, applicants will be notified of whether they have been selected to attend. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.


The selected applicants will be asked to pay a registration fee (TBD) to confirm their participation (this price is subject to small changes). However, contingent on the availability of funds, support to defray travel and housing costs will be offered, though we invite participants to seek partial funding of their own.

Additional Information and Questions

Please direct any additional questions to the co-organizers at


Local Housing

Details will be available soon.


The nearest major airport is the Philadelphia International Airport.

Information on Past Meetings

Websites for Past Meetings