The Frederick Mosteller Award

"It is easy to lie with statistics, but easier to lie without them." – Frederick Mosteller

The Frederick Mosteller Award for Distinctive Contributions to Systematic Reviewing is named in honor of Charles Frederick Mosteller (1916-2006), who was the Roger I. Lee Professor of Mathematical Statistics at Harvard University. Many of his works in both theoretical and applied statistics are considered classic texts. Mosteller's work and influence have extended to other fields, particularly health care and education.*

Eligibility criteria

  1. We will consider individuals who have made an important contribution to the theory, method or practice of systematic reviewing in subject areas within the ambit of the Campbell Collaboration. 
  2. The award may be given for a single exceptional paper, a body of work, or for lifetime contributions.


Nominations for the 2020 Mosteller Award should be sent to Howard White at [email protected] by 30 April 2020. This should include a letter of nomination (no more than two pages) and the nominee's CV.

The Nominations Committee is comprised of the members of the Campbell Technical Advisory Group. The decision rests with the Campbell Board following a recommendation by the Nominations Committee.

Previous laureates

* Source: Petrosino, A (2004). Charles Frederick [Fred] Mosteller (1916-2006). The James Lind Library (

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