Testimonials

Over the years, many individuals have been the recipient of funding assistance through our granting partners and have achieved great successes using this support.

Although the Sheth Foundation keeps track of all the recipients – both organizations and individuals – it is always a delight to learn about the perspectives and personal experiences of the people who have been positively impacted by our work. Please share your Sheth Foundation-funded grant story with us.

The Sheth Foundation allowed me to first interact with very high level and prominent faculty from around the globe. Second funding from the Sheth Foundation provided essential financial support during my doctoral program. Not many share my unique situation during graduate school, but I was the primary provider for a spouse and four young children and the financial assistance helped me complete my program on schedule and without delay that was common for my peers.

Brent Hathaway
Brent Hathaway
Dean, College of Business of University of Wyoming
AIM Research Proposal

I am the recipient of AIM-SHETH FOUNDATION OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL. My project titled ‘An Empirical Study on the Impact of Neuromarketing in Online Retailing in Developing Nations’ has been selected for Research Grant by Sheth Foundation. I feel thankful to the foundation for giving me the platform to complete my research project.

Surabhi Singh
Dr. Surabhi Singh
Associate Professor-Mktg.
ACR Dissertation Award

I am extremely grateful to the Sheth Foundation for their financial support of my research area–low literate consumers. I was blessed to receive multiple dissertation grants sponsored in part by the Sheth Foundation. These grants helped me collect depth interviews with adults who possess limited literacy skills. Because the Sheth Foundation believed in the potential value of my work, I gained confidence and committed myself to working in a previously unexplored area. The dissertation resulted in a Robert Ferber Award-winning article published in the Journal of Consumer Research…a huge accomplishment that would not have materialized without the support (both financial and conceptual feedback) of the Sheth Foundation and its partners. Thank you from the bottom of my heart….

Natalie Adkins
Natalie Adkins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Marketing of Drake University
ACR Dissertation Award

The SHETH Dissertation award in consumer psychology, for which I was a runner-up, is noteworthy to me in several respects. First, as part of the application process, the reviewers provided useful feedback on my proposal, which influenced my thinking and the subsequent experiments I ultimately carried out. Second, as a runner-up I was given funding to present at the Society for Consumer Psychology, which served as an excellent way to share and receive feedback on my dissertation as a graduate student. These were influential in my career as they culminated in successfully publishing my research in the society’s journal, the Journal of Consumer Psychology. Thus, to me, the award, and the activities attached to it, provided a remarkable means for cultivating and stimulating the thinking and ideas early in my career. I valued the experience so much that I urge Ph.D. students to apply for the award.

Derek Rucker
Derek Rucker
Associate Professor of Marketing of Northwestern University
Travel Stipend

I attended the AIB 2017 conference in Dubai, and benefitted from the travel stipends sponsored by the Sheth Foundation. Thank you for providing me with such an opportunity. As a doctoral student, the doctoral consortium provided a great platform to present my research and get feedback from renowned scholars in the field.

Theresa Onaji Benson
Tess Onaji-Benson
JCR Long-Term Paper Award

It was a great honor for me to receive the JCR/Sheth Long-term Contribution Award. It was especially meaningful that it was sponsored by the Sheth Foundation inasmuch I spent the first two years of my career at a less research active university (at the time) and it was Jag Sheth who saw my potential and engineered my getting a job offer at the University of Illinois where he was then on the faculty. I stayed at the U of I for five years and it is fair to say that this position and Jag’s presence there helped launch my career. So as I approach retirement with nearly 500 publications including more than two dozen in JCR, it gives me a sense of having come full circle to receive this award.

Russell Belk
Russell Belk
Kraft Foods Canada Chair in Marketing of York University
Travel Stipend

I am very greatful to Sheth Foundation for giving generous support to PhD students like me. I am attending AIB 2015 conference in India and presenting my research. I am receiving very insightful feedback from the fraternity. All this has been possible only due to the travel grant that I received from the foundation. Thank you very much and I hope I will get an opportunity to contribute to the cause undertaken by the foundation.

Kiran Awate
Kiran Awate
Doctoral Student of The Ohio State University
AIM Research Proposal

I cannot express my gratitude enough for this grant.

Aishwaryar Ramasundaram
Aishwarya Ramasundaram
Doctoral Student, Marketing, IIM Bangalore
ACR Dissertation Award

It is a great honor to have been chosen for the ACR/Sheth Foundation Dissertation Proposal 2009 Award. The award is a true testament of the Sheth Foundation commitment to excellence in marketing research. I am always inspired by Sheth’s work on relationship marketing and customer value. The award transforms that inspiration of mine into academic research that I’m proud to share with my colleagues in the field. Thank you.

Son Lam
Son Lam
Assistant Professor of Marketing of University of Georgia
Doctoral Consortium Award

I received the award at an early stage in my career. When I received it I was already located at Bilkent University in Turkey, my hometown. The award had been a source of pride for me and for my institution. I am happy to receive it, however, I did not experience any specific contribution of the award to my career.

Ozlem Sandikci
Ozlem Sandikci
Assistant Professor of Bilkent University
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