I wanted to pass along this reminder from Pam Stroud at the International Institute of Forecasters:
Grant to Promote Research on Forecasting
For the twelfth year, the IIF, in collaboration with SAS®, is proud to announce financial support for research on how to improve forecasting methods and business forecasting practice. The award for this year will be (2) two $5,000 grants. The application deadline for the grant year 2014-2015 is September 30, 2014. For more information visit the IIF website, http://forecasters.org/activities/funding-awards/grants-and-research-awards/.
Industry forecasting practitioners should also consider applying for these grants. As a practitioner you have access to a wealth of your own company data -- the kind of data that academics have difficulty getting access to. Analysis of volatility, FVA, and the real-life performance of particular models, forecasting systems, and forecasting process would all be of interest.