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The PhD Project was founded in 1994 with the goal of diversifying corporate America by diversifying the role models in the front of classrooms. In the nearly 30 years since, we’ve have made tremendous strides toward that goal:

  • More than quintupled the number of historically underrepresented business professors in the U.S., from 294 in 1994 to over 1,400 today.

  • Approximately 300 diverse doctoral students currently receiving our help to pursue their academic careers.

  • An immeasurable number of students have benefited from the teaching, mentoring and guiding of these professors.

Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers (PREDOC) is a consortium of universities and research institutions that aims to foster a talented, diverse, and inclusive population in the quantitative social sciences.

PREDOC’s strategy is to leverage the booming market of full-time pre-doctoral research assistantships (“pre-docs”), working with our partners to expand the talent pool; reduce informational frictions; scout for talent; and engage, mentor, and educate students from any background. Our goal is to help pre-doc and PhD programs identify and admit those who are likely to move the quantitative social sciences forward, while simultaneously supporting those nascent scholars on their way to a research career.

The IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth virtual event, co-hosted by Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is a two-day program for undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in business research and academia at the doctoral level. The goal of this program is to support and encourage student and faculty diversity.


Participants will have the opportunity to:


Learn about doctoral-level research in business.
Get information about graduate school opportunities.
Receive advice and insights about the application process.
Meet and interact with current doctoral students and faculty.
• Discuss careers in research and teaching.


Ideal candidates for IDDEAS Scholars are current college undergraduates with strong quantitative skills and academic records. Candidates must complete an online application which includes two essay questions, college/university transcripts and one letter of recommendation completed by a faculty member or advisor.

Explore the possibility of a PhD in business.

This two-day program seeks to attract a diverse group of promising undergraduate students and introduce them to business research at the doctoral level. Created in 2012, IDDEAS is funded by Wharton Doctoral Programs and the Office of the Dean of the Wharton School. The goal of this program is to support and encourage student and faculty diversity.

Ideal candidates for IDDEAS Scholars are current college sophomores, juniors, or seniors with strong quantitative skills and academic records. Candidates must provide a strong academic recommendation from an advisor or faculty member knowledgeable about their experience or interest in research and/or teaching.

IDDEAS Scholars have gone on to enter top business doctoral programs including Emory University, Harvard, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Duke University, INSEAD, University of Indiana and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

IDDEAS is also hosted at IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth , IDDEAS@Stanford, and IDDEAS@MITSloan.


IDDEAS @ Stanford is a two-day immersion program for undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds interested in research and academia.

This program seeks to attract a diverse group of promising undergraduate students and introduce them to business research at the doctoral level. The goal of this program is to support and encourage student and faculty diversity. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about doctoral-level research.

  • Gain advice about graduate school opportunities and insights on the application process.

  • Discuss academic careers in research and teaching.

Ideal candidates for IDDEAS Scholars are current college sophomores, juniors, or seniors with strong quantitative skills and academic records. Candidates must provide a strong academic recommendation from an advisor or faculty member knowledgeable about their experience or interest in research and/or teaching.

Are you considering PhD training and an academic career at a business school?

IDDEAS (Introduction to Diversity in Doctoral Education and Scholarship) is a two-day immersion program held at MIT.

We seek to attract a diverse group of promising undergraduate students and introduce them to business research at the doctoral level.

IDDEAS will give you the opportunity to:

  • Learn about doctoral-level research.

  • Gain advice about graduate school opportunities and insights on the application process.

  • Discuss academic careers in research and teaching.

  • Start building a personal roadmap to a successful application for doctoral education.

The Ross Bridges to Doctoral Fellows Program offers a 12-month, full-time certificate that prepares individuals who hold a bachelor's or master's degree to successfully transition into full-time doctoral studies. The program is made possible by the University of Michigan Rackham Merit Fellowship, which supports students with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and goals who desire pre-doctoral preparation.

BENEFITS

  • Students who participate in the Ross Bridges to Doctoral Fellows Program are challenged, supported, and prepared for success in doctoral studies.

  • Gain the competencies and experience necessary to successfully transition to full-time doctoral studies, including quantitative skills and research experience in a Ross PhD area of study.

  • Earn a graduate Certificate in Business Research from the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan.

  • Participate in a research mentorship from Ross faculty and immersion into the Ross PhD community.

  • Complete some Ross PhD program requirements.

  • Access early consideration of admission to the Ross PhD Program.

  • Access full-tuition funding provided by the Rackham Merit Fellowship and a healthcare stipend.

ELIGIBILITY

We welcome candidates who are within five years of their most recent academic degree date and meet the eligibility requirements of the Rackham Merit Fellowship. These requirements include having a record of superior academic achievement, being a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or undocumented students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA), and meeting at least one of the following criteria:

  • Come from an educational, cultural, or geographic background that is underrepresented in your chosen discipline

  • Demonstrated a sustained commitment to diversity in the U.S.

  • Experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances

  • First-generation U.S. citizen or are the first generation in your family to graduate from a four-year college

For more information on the Rackham Merit Fellowship Program criteria, visit the Rackham Merit Fellowship Program site.

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