Contribute to NISS

NISS is a place where the statistics community convenes together to serve the nation in many critical roles. It is where industry, academia and government collaborate to solve some of the most interesting and complex issues of our time.  At the same time, we also serve the statistical sciences community that created us, through creation of new opportunities for statisticians, human resource development—especially of early career researchers, and providing multiple paths for collaboration and networking across disciplines and organizations.

Our three primary emphases are:

  • RESEARCH, through high-impact projects conducted with partners that include the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Education Statistics Services Institute, Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, National Agricultural Statistics Service, National Cancer Institute, National Center for Education Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, National Science Foundation and Transportation Research Board, as well as our sister institute, the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute.
  • PEOPLE, especially the more than 70 NISS postdoctoral fellows, who are now scattered around the world conducting significant and important research in statistics and other disciplines. In addition, more than 50 statistical and other scientists participate in our projects, drawn not only from the partners, but also from more than 20 universities, corporations and research institutes.
  • RELATIONSHIPS. Through its award-winning affiliates program, workshops on topics ranging from financial risk to total survey error to computational advertising, and virtually every other activity, NISS builds relationships within the statistics community, constructs bridges across sectors and creates new connections with other disciplines. The goal, and the result, is an enlarged future for statistics.

The more we do, the better we understand what else we can do. We need your help!

Gifts of any size to The NISS Fund enable us to increase our value added to the community and to pursue exciting new opportunities.

NISS is a 501(c)(3) corporation, and all gifts are tax-deductible. And keep in mind that your employer may match your contribution! If you would like to make a contribution, please send your check to NISS at P.O. Box 14006, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709. Make the check out to NISS, and in the topic line, indicate "The NISS Fund." Or, you can call us at (202) 862-4316 if you would like to donate via your credit card.

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The AmazonSmile Program allows Amazon shoppers to direct a portion of sales to a charity of their choice. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to and sign in as you normally would to Amazon. Then, select the National Institute of Statistical Sciences as your charity of choice to ensure that 0.5% of all of your eligible purchases directly support NISS, courtesy of the Amazon Smile Foundation.

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