For the sixteenth year, the IIF, in collaboration with SAS®, is proud to announce financial support for research on improving forecasting methods and business forecasting practice. The award for this year will be (2) $10,000 grants.

The deadline date for applications is 30 September 2019.

This grant was created in 2003 by the IIF, with financial support from the SAS® Institute, in order to promote research on forecasting principles and practice. The fund is divided to support research on (1) how to improve forecasting methods and (2) business forecasting practice and applications. To learn more and to apply for this grant, visit our website.

Last year’s award recipients:

Arnaud Dufays, Université Namur, and David Ardia, HEC Montréal, for the project proposal in the category of Business Applications, Benchmark-testing volatility models with an open-source database.

Jian Luo, Dongbei University of Finance & Economics, for the project proposal in the category of Methodology, Robust kernel-free nonlinear support vector regression models for load forecasting.

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