Announcing SAS/IIF research grants for 2015/16

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SAS/IIF Grant to Promote Research on Forecasting

IIF LogoFor the thirteenth year, the International Institute of Forecasters, 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 the 2015-2016 year will be (2) $5,000 grants. The deadline for applications is September 30, 2015. (Full description and requirements for the award)

Applications must include:
◾Description of the project (max. 4 pages)
◾Letter of support from the home institution where the researcher is based.
◾Brief (max. 4 page) c.v.
◾Budget and work-plan for the project.

All applications or inquiries should be sent to IIF Business Director (forecasters@forecasters.org).

The IIF-SAS grant was created in 2002 by the IIF, with financial support from the SAS® Institute, in order to promote research on forecasting principles and practice. The fund provided amounts of US $10,000 per year, which is divided to support research in the two basic aspects of forecasting: development of theoretical results and new methods, and practical applications with real-world comparisons.

Find previous grant recipients and links to their published findings on the IIF website announcement.

 

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Mike Gilliland

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Michael Gilliland is a longtime business forecasting practitioner and formerly a Product Marketing Manager for SAS Forecasting. He is on the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Forecasters, and is Associate Editor of their practitioner journal Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting. Mike is author of The Business Forecasting Deal (Wiley, 2010) and former editor of the free e-book Forecasting with SAS: Special Collection (SAS Press, 2020). He is principal editor of Business Forecasting: Practical Problems and Solutions (Wiley, 2015) and Business Forecasting: The Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Wiley, 2021). In 2017 Mike received the Institute of Business Forecasting's Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2021 his paper "FVA: A Reality Check on Forecasting Practices" was inducted into the Foresight Hall of Fame. Mike initiated The Business Forecasting Deal blog in 2009 to help expose the seamy underbelly of forecasting practice, and to provide practical solutions to its most vexing problems.

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