DocSIG Emerging Scholar


The AMA's Doctoral Student SIG invites applicants for its 2022 Mathew Joseph Emerging Scholar Award


Author: Hannah Finkelstein

AMA DocSIG invites all doctoral students to apply for the 2022 Mathew Joseph Emerging Scholar Award.

Deadline for applicants: Friday, April 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

The American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Student Special Interest Group (DocSIG) welcomes applications for the Matthew Joseph Emerging Scholar Award. This award honors a doctoral student scholar who displays exemplary scholarship and a bright future in the marketing discipline. Nominees (self-nominees welcomed) must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a doctoral student or candidate in marketing in good standing at an AACSB university.
  • Demonstrated research productivity (e.g., presented a conference paper, published a peer-reviewed paper). Doing so at an AMA conference or journal is a plus.
  • Be a member of the American Marketing Association (AMA) at the time of application.

Applications must be in one single .pdf document including:

  1. Cover letter as to why the nominee would be an ideal recipient of the emerging scholar award, including a statement regarding his/her personal research stream.
  2. Current curriculum vitae (including a record of publications).
  3. (Self-nominees only): One signed recommendation letter from your dissertation chair or a tenured faculty to attest to the nominee’s research impact and contribution to scholarship.

All applications will be evaluated by a panel of three (3) marketing scholar judges and must be received by the due date and time listed above. To apply, please email one .pdf document to BOTH Louis Zmich ( and Kevin Barrera (

Please contact Louis Zmich (, AMA DocSIG Chair, with any questions.

The winner will receive a plaque, an award of $250, and free registration to the 2022 AMA Summer Educators’ Conference. The winner will be notified by mid-June and should be present at the conference to receive the award.