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The PhD Project Marketing Doctoral Students Association, created on August 2, 1997 in Chicago, IL as a System of Support and a National Network for African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Native Americans in the process of pursuing Doctoral Degrees in Marketing at Universities in the United States of America.

Members of the Association voluntarily assume a Responsibility to offer Moral support and encouragement to African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American Marketing Doctoral Students as they pursue their degrees and take their place in the teaching and research profession, and further, to serve as Mentors to new doctoral students as they enter the Association, to act as Mentors to their students upon attainment of teaching position, and to maintain the highest standards of Scholarship in their profession.

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Comment by Cristina Pazos on March 31, 2015 at 10:05am

Hello MDSA! 

AMAF is currently seeking nominations/applications and deadline is April 30, 2015.  Here is a short description about each of the awards:


Valuing Diversity Ph. D. Scholarship

The American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) is now accepting applications for its Valuing Diversity PH.D. Scholarship Program, an initiative established in 2003 that focuses on creating scholarship funds for populations underrepresented in the marketing profession.  Through this scholarship fund, the AMAF seeks to widen the opportunities for underrepresented populations to attend marketing doctoral programs. For the upcoming academic year, several $1,000 scholarships will be granted to students currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs.  Please visit AMAF’s website to learn more about eligibility requirements and submit an application.  Applications are due on April 30, 2015.


Williams-Qualls-Spratlen (WQS) Award

Multicultural Mentoring Award of Excellence:

The American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) is now accepting nominations for its annual WQS Award, which recognizes outstanding mentors of people of color in the academic marketing community. Individuals receiving this award will have demonstrated exceptional ability in guiding the academic and/or professional growth of his/her students and junior colleagues in marketing. Award recipients will also have had a sustained career commitment to mentoring as well as a significant positive impact on their mentees’ careers. Moreover, through their mentees, they will have advanced research and education on issues where racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity intersect with the discipline and practice of marketing.  For additional details regarding eligibility, award criteria, and the process for nominations, please visit AMAF’s website.  Nominations close on April 30, 2015.

Comment by Rebeca Perren on May 28, 2013 at 11:14am

Hello MDSA! Your planning committee has been hard at work trying to make this summer's MDSA conference an awesome event! You should have received an email inviting you to register for the conference.  I wanted to share with you our plans so you can star preparing for this year's event.  Our newsletter will go out shortly as well, but in the meantime please check the discussion forum to learn more details about our sessions.  I look forward to seeing you in Boston!

Comment by Marie Zara on December 15, 2011 at 5:10pm

During the holiday season, we give thanks for all of our blessings and share our good fortune. Thank you for being a part of The PhD Project … as a result of your hard work and dedication throughout the year, we are able to achieve our goal of a more diverse academic environment and corporate world.

The PhD Project would not be able to sustain our network without the generous corporate, academic and individual support that we receive. Please consider making a donation before December 31, 2011 at:

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season, and an exciting new year from The PhD Project.

Comment by The PhD Project on February 10, 2009 at 1:52pm
University of Michigan
June 8-11, 2009

This is not a PhD Project Event.
Comment by Adriana M. Boveda-Lambie on October 3, 2008 at 7:53pm
This is a wonderful idea!!! Kudos to all!

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