ISMS Dissertation Competition and Grants

Introduction

INFORMS Society for Marketing Science announces its ISMS 2021 Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition, and Dissertation Research Grants programs

INTEREST CATEGORY: DOCTORAL STUDENTS, MARKETING RESEARCH
POSTING TYPE: Awards

Author: Lohe Pepicelli


ISMS 2021 Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition

The INFORMS Society for Marketing Science (ISMS) is pleased to announce its ISMS 2021 Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition. This dissertation proposal competition is held annually and recognizes the best doctoral dissertation proposals on important topics in marketing science.

Award Committee

The dissertation proposals will be reviewed and ranked by members of a committee of experts consisting of Professors Tat Chan (chair), Daria Dzyabura, Kinshuk Jerath, Noah Lim, Yesim Orhun, and Jacquelyn Thomas. The committee members cannot be an advisor to a student in the competition and must recuse themselves from decisions involving any students from the same university.

Application Eligibility Criteria  

Any student member of ISMS is eligible to participate in this competition, provided that:

– The candidate or his/her advisor/chair has been a dues-paying member of ISMS for at least two years (including the current year).

– The candidate is registered at an accredited university to receive the degree of PhD in business or marketing.

– The candidate’s advisor/chair certifies that the proposal for the dissertation has been approved by the candidate’s committee, school or university by August 31, 2021.

– The candidate’s advisor/chair certifies that the dissertation will not be completed by December 31st of 2021.

– The dissertation has not already won an ISMS dissertation award or grant in prior years.

ISMS encourages applications from PhD students of all backgrounds, universities, and research traditions and actively encourages applications from PhD students from underrepresented minority groups in marketing academia. ISMS is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within our field.

Award Information

The (a) Vithala R. and Saroj V. Rao ISMS Doctoral Dissertation Award, (b) ISMS Doctoral Dissertation Award Funded by the Sheth Foundation, and (c) up to three ISMS Doctoral Dissertation Awards will be awarded to the best proposals.  Each award winner will receive $5,000. A subcommittee of the ISMS Board, consisting of the President, the Treasurer and the VP of Education will decide the number of winners based on the ISMS budget and the number of submissions.  Only submission materials submitted by this form before August 31, 2021, will be considered. (https://forms.gle/jvUaqAagHjoT5rM38)

Evaluation Criteria: The committee will use the following criteria to judge the proposals:

  1.   Problem importance
  2.   Likely theoretical contribution, and/or advance in marketing science
  3.   Likely contribution to marketing practice
  4.   Appropriateness of method/research design

The winner(s) are expected to be announced by December 15, 2021.

Responsibility of Award Recipients

Award recipients will present their research at a special session to be organized as part of the 2022 Marketing Science conference.

For any further questions and information regarding the submission of both proposals, please contact:

Jiwoong Shin, VP Education, ISMS
Professor of Marketing, Yale University
jshin.isms@yale.edu


ISMS 2021 Doctoral Dissertation Research Grants

The INFORMS Society for Marketing Science (ISMS) is pleased to announce its a new initiative to provide support to PhD students conducting marketing science research. These awards will be need based and preference will be given to candidates whose universities or advisors are not in a position to help them collect data, buy data or equipment, or pay for RA support

Award Committee

The dissertation proposals will be reviewed and ranked by members of a committee of experts consisting of Professors Tat Chan (chair), Daria Dzyabura, Kinshuk Jerath, Noah Lim, Yesim Orhun, and Jacquelyn Thomas. The committee members must recuse themselves from decisions involving any students from the same university.

Application Eligibility Criteria  

Any student member of ISMS is eligible to participate in this competition, provided that:

– The candidate or his/her advisor/chair has been a dues-paying member of ISMS for at least two years (including the current year).

– The candidate is registered at an accredited university to receive the degree of PhD in business or marketing.

– The candidate’s advisor/chair certifies that the dissertation will not be completed by December 31st of 2021.

– There is a demonstrable financial need for the research award.  For example, the student needs money to: collect data, obtain software, access cloud-computing resources, run experiments, pay research assistants.

ISMS encourages applications from PhD students of all backgrounds, universities, and research traditions and actively encourages applications from PhD students from underrepresented minority groups in marketing academia. ISMS is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within our field.

Award Information

One to five grants, each of maximum of $5000, will be awarded to most deserving proposals. A subcommittee of the ISMS board, including the President, the Treasurer and the VP of Education will decide the number of winners and amount to be awarded.  Only submission materials submitted this form before August 31, 2021, will be considered. (https://forms.gle/KssbKNcPXdRLT98q7)

Evaluation Criteria: The committee will judge the proposals both based on need for money and merit of the research.

The winner(s) are expected to be announced by December 15, 2021.

Responsibility of Award Recipients

A year after they receive the award, recipients should email the VP of Education at ISMS to summarize how they have used the money, and the research that has been produced.

For any further questions and information regarding the submission of both proposals, please contact:

Jiwoong Shin, VP Education, ISMS
Professor of Marketing, Yale University
jshin.isms@yale.edu