Grants to Promote Research on Forecasting

For the eighth 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 awards will be two $5,000 grants. 

This 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 to 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.

Previously one grant was awarded to Carlos Mate, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid for the project proposal in the category of Methodology “The Practice of Forecasting using Bayesian Model Averaging and Bayesian Nonparametrics (FORBA_MANP).”

Another grant was awarded to Hossein Hassani and Anatoly Zhigljavsky, School of Mathematics, Cardiff University; Saeed Heravi, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University for the project proposal in the category of Applications “Forecasting European Industrial Production with Multivariate Singular Spectrum Analysis”

Applications should be submitted to the IIF Office by September 30, 2010.
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