We'll take a short break from the Steve Morlidge book serialization, to announce that SAS Research & Development has again provided $10,000 in funding for the SAS/IIF grant program. Both academics and industry practitioners are encouraged to apply and conduct original research for improving the practice of forecasting.
SAS/IIF Grants to Promote Research in Forecasting
Research has led to major changes in the theoretical ideas underpinning forecasting effectiveness over the last 30 years. However, there has been less impact on forecasting practice. To put this right, the International Institute of Forecasters, in collaboration with SAS, is proud to announce its fifteenth year of financial support for research on how to improve forecasting methods and business forecasting practice, including organisational aspects of management of the forecasting process. This year’s support will consist of two $5,000 grants in methodology and practice/management categories.
Submission deadline is September 29, 2018. Applications and inquiries should be sent to Pam Stroud in the IIF office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The application must include:
• Description of the project (at most 4 pages)
• C.V./resume (brief, 4 page max)
• Budget and work-plan for the project (brief, 1 page max)
Criteria for the award of the grant will include likely impact on forecasting methods and business applications.
Click here for full details on the SAS/IIF award and eligibility.