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2016 SAS/IIF Grant to Promote Research on Forecasting

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2016 SAS/IIF Grant to Promote Research on Forecasting

For the fourteenth 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 2016-2017 year will be two $5,000 grants, in Business Applications and Methodology.


Criteria for the award of the grant will include likely impact on forecasting methods and business applications. Consideration will be given to new researchers in the field and whether supplementary funding is possible.


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.

The deadline for applications is September 30, 2016.  For a complete overview of the requirements for the award, click here.


All applications or inquiries should be sent to IIF Business Director (


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.

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Re: 2016 SAS/IIF Grant to Promote Research on Forecasting

Posted in reply to mvgilliland

Nice Initative. Looking forward.

Harshil Gandhi
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