SAS/IIF forecasting research grant deadline September 28

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Is there a forecasting problem you'd like to attack, and wouldn't mind a little financial support to do it? If so, the SAS/IIF Grant to Support Research on Forecasting may be just what you need to get started.

For the tenth year, in collaboration with the International Institute of Forecasters, SAS is providing $10,000 for research on how to improve forecasting methods and business forecasting practice. Two $5,000 grants will be awarded, and the application deadline is Friday September 28.

Applications must include:

  • Description of the project (at most 4 pages)
  • Letter of support from the home institution where the researcher is based
  • Brief (4 page) c.v.
  • Budget and work-plan for the project.

The Forecasting Principles website provides some suggestions for further research.

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Mike Gilliland

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Michael Gilliland is author of The Business Forecasting Deal (the book), and editor of Business Forecasting: Practical Problems and Solutions. He is a longtime business forecasting practitioner and currently Product Marketing Manager for SAS Forecasting software. He initiated The Business Forecasting Deal (the blog) to help expose the seamy underbelly of the forecasting practice, and to provide practical solutions to its most vexing problems.

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