Category Archives: Research Opportunities

Now Accepting Applications for Mathew Joseph Emerging Scholar Award

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 such at an AMA conference or journal is plus.
  • Be a member of the American Marketing Association (AMA) at the time of application.

Applications must be in one 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 Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM EST. To apply, please email one PDF document to

Please contact Alexa Fox ( or Scott Cowley ( with any questions.

The winner will receive a plaque and award of $200 at the 2014 AMA Summer Educators’ Conference. The winner will be notified by early July and should be present at the conference in order to receive the award.

We look forward to your application!

DocSIG Officers:

Alexa Fox, Scott Cowley, Hillary Mellema, Christopher Ling, Robert Allen King, Keith Smith

CBSIG Call for Papers

The CBSIG seeks 500-word abstracts for their “Social and Cultural Values in a Global and Digital Age” pre-conference event at Summer AMA 2014. 500-word abstracts are due by April 30, 2014 to either of the event co-chairs: Lynn R. Kahle, Ehrman Guistina Professor of Marketing, University of Oregon,, or Eda Gurel-Atay, Assistant Professor, University of Puget Sound,

More details are available here: AMA CBSIG Pre-Conference Event_Call for Papers.

Call for Chapter Proposals: Maximizing Commerce and Marketing Strategies through Micro-Blogging

Proposal Submission Deadline: March 15, 2014

A book edited by Janée N. Burkhalter & Natalie T. Wood
To be published by IGI Global

This comprehensive and timely publication aims to be an essential reference source, building on the available literature in the field of commerce and micro-blogging while providing for further research opportunities in this dynamic field.

Full details available here:

2014 Shankar-Spiegel Award for the Best Dissertation Proposal in Direct/Interactive Marketing

We would like to announce the opening of the 2014 Shankar-Spiegel Dissertation Proposal Competition, which recognizes the best dissertation proposal in direct/interactive marketing.

The competition is open to doctoral candidates worldwide and will award up to $6,000 in grants [$3,000 to the winner(s); $1,500 to the honorable mention(s)] for Ph.D. candidates conducting research focused on direct/interactive marketing topics. Participation in other grant or award programs does not preclude being considered for this award. This is a wonderful opportunity for candidates to share and further develop their research ideas through valuable feedback from other academics.

Candidates will be asked to complete an Intent to Compete form by April 30, 2014 and submit their entry by May 30, 2014. Please find the details here: Shankar Spiegel Dissertation Award 2014.