SAS/IIF Forecasting Research Grants

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While insufficiently endowed to be called a "get rich quick" scheme, here is a good way to pocket an extra $5,000 for your holiday shopping budget, and contribute to the body of forecasting knowledge. For the ninth straight year, SAS announces funding of two $5,000 research grants to be awarded through the International Institute of Forecasters. Grant recipients have the opportunity to present their results at the 2012 International Symposium on Forecasting in Boston (where, unlike at the 2011 ISF in Prague, defenestration is not a serious threat -- unless your findings are extremely poorly received by the ISF audience).

Applications should be submitted to the IIF Office by September 30, 2011. The application 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.

Criteria for award of the grant will include likely impact on forecasting methods and business applications. If you need topic ideas, see this description of primary research needs on the Forecasting Principles website.

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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. Mike serves on the Board of Directors for the International Institute of Forecasters, and received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement in Business Forecast award from the Institute of Business Forecasting. He initiated The Business Forecasting Deal (the blog) to help expose the seamy underbelly of forecasting practice, and to provide practical solutions to its most vexing problems.

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