The Mardia Prize

The Mardia Prize was founded by RSS fellow Kanti Mardia to encourage cutting-edge interdisciplinary work by bringing together statistics with other science communities through workshops in emerging interdisciplinary areas. The annual prize of £3,000-4,000 is made available to support workshops that bring statisticians together with other scientific communities and to maintain a sustained focus.

The Mardia Prize is now open for its seventh round of application. Applications are especially welcomed from researchers in the early stages of their career, although applications or involvement from those with more experience and wider contacts are also welcome.

To apply, please complete the Mardia Prize application and send to The deadline for application is Tuesday 31 October 2023.

  • A workshop series description and time plan, including details of: why and how the events would benefit the communities involved; the applicant/team’s previous engagement with the non-statistical community; and a plan for dissemination of the workshop outcomes to the wider community.
  • A brief workshop budget, including anticipated leverage funding, if any.
  • An at-most two-page CV for the main applicant, and optionally a description of an applying team or group.

2022 recipient: Jane Hutton
The winning proposal came from Professor Jane Hutton, Department of Statistics, University of Warwick. Professor Jane Hutton plans to hold a series of interdisciplinary workshops on Statistics and the Law.
Read more about the 2022 winner.