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SMA Pre-doc, early stage, and late stage doctoral consortia

  • 1.  SMA Pre-doc, early stage, and late stage doctoral consortia

    Posted 10 days ago
    The Southern Management Association hosts three different consortia each year: two for doctoral students and one for pre-doctoral students who are considering a career in academia. If you know anyone who would be a good fit for these programs, please let them know. The nominations process for each one is listed below. The deadline for the early- and late-stage doctoral consortia is June 1st, 2021 and the deadline for the pre-doctoral consortium is June 15th, 2021. 
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    Early- and Late-Stage Doctoral Consortia 
    The doctoral consortia hosted by the Southern Management Association (SMA), will be held at the Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, LA on November 2-3, 2021 as part of the Annual Meeting
    SMA hosts two consortia, one for students in the early stages of their doctoral program (Early stage) and one for students who have advanced past the comprehensive exam stage (Late stage). Topics vary, but both consortia are day-long programs designed to provide a better understanding of key factors underlying faculty success in research, teaching, and service. The consortia also emphasize opportunities for students to network and begin the process of integrating themselves into the profession. The program will feature nationally-recognized scholars who will lead sessions on significant issues of research, teaching, and professional service.  Each session provides time for questions and discussion.   

    SMA will award $500 stipends to participants. Students must attend the entire program to receive the stipend.  Breakfast and lunch the day of the Consortia will be provided, courtesy of SMA. Due to the popularity of the Doctoral Consortia, all applications should be submitted by June 1st, 2019 All applicants must complete and submit the registration form found here: SMA 2021 Doctoral Consortia Student Application Form.  
    Applicants must have their Ph.D. coordinator endorse their nomination via the link below. Please note that applications without Ph.D. coordinators' endorsement will not be considered so be sure to forward this link to your Ph.D. Program Coordinator. 
    For the early stage consortium, preference will be given to students in the first or second year of their doctoral programs; for the late stage consortium, preference is given to students who are in their dissertation phase. SMA especially welcomes students who have not previously attended a SMA Doctoral Consortium. Multiple students from one program may be admitted if space is available. To facilitate this process, where there are multiple applicants from a single program, the Ph.D. coordinator must rank order applicants for selection to the consortium. For questions, please email Don Kluemper at kluemper@uic.edu  

    Pre-Doctoral Consortium

    SMA also hosts a pre-doctoral consortium to provide professional advice for those strongly considering attending a doctoral program in Management or a related field. The consortium will include nationally recognized scholars, coordinators of Ph.D. programs, and current students who will provide insight into key topics including the application process, expectations of doctoral students, student-doctoral program fit, and careers in academia.  In addition, opportunities for networking with current doctoral students, faculty, and PhD program directors are built into the program. SMA will provide breakfast and lunch on the day of the consortium as well. To provide more encouragement, SMA is awarding $500 stipends to help with travel expenses¹. 
    To apply for the pre-doctoral consortium, students should use the link below and fill out the application form by June 15, 2021. As part of the application, students will need to join the Southern Management Association (SMA). They will also need to upload a short letter of interest and a current CV or resume as well as provide contact information for a faculty reference. Application letters can be brief but should state why the students want to attend the consortium and discuss how it will help them accomplish their career goals.  
    Please submit questions regarding the pre-doctoral consortium electronically to Dr. Justice Tillman, Baruch College, City University of New York, at Justice.Tillman@baruch.cuny.edu.
    ¹Stipends are awarded competitively to up to 20 participants; a limited number of additional seats for non-funded participants may be available. Participants must attend the entire one-day consortium program in order to receive their funding.

    Donald Kluemper
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Chicago IL
    (815) 753-6232