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.

Travel Stipend

I am a doctoral student and a second-time recipient of a Sheth Foundation’s travel stipend to attend the AIB conference in Rio. I thought I would send you a word of appreciation to thank you very much for your generosity and dedication to the community in general and to the upcoming scholars in particular. I am sure many of us would simply not be able to attend these conferences without your kind support. For having discussed this with my fellows, I know you are definitely a role model who inspires us as future scholars.

Ali Taleb, MSc, MBA
PhD Candidate (ABD) in Management of HEC Montreal, Canada
ACR Dissertation Award

The Sheth foundation supported my doctoral dissertation, which was a costly project. I am grateful for the financial support I received. The foundation also provided helpful comments on my work, which contributed positively to the quality of the dissertation. The foundation values and rewards work that is relevant not only to practitioners or academics, but also has implications for public policy. I am very thankful for their involvement in and continued support of the ACR doctoral dissertation awards.

Brent McFerran
Brent McFerran
Assistant Professor of Marketing of University of British Columbia
Winter Marketing Camp

I wanted to let you know that I had a wonderful time to attend and give talk at Sheth Research Camp at U of Pittsburgh last week. That was an amazing experience, including interacting with UPitt’s marketing faculty and doctoral students for research ideas and life experience, chatting with other guest speakers and observing their talks, and simply enjoying the beautiful scene at the 7Spring Resort!

Thank you very much for your generous support to the research camp. Our discipline is so fortune to have you as a colleague and role model for us!

Tony Haitao Cui
Tony Haitao Cui
Deputy Associate Dean for Global DBA, Carlson School of Management, Univ. of Minnesota
Doctoral Consortium Award

I am doctoral student at Poznan University of Economics in Poland. I participated in AIB 2010 Doctoral Consortium. I very much enjoyed the opportunity to attend AIB Doctoral Consortium. I was awarded with travel stipend as well. I would like to thank you for financing AIB doctoral student consortium. The AIB Doctoral Consortium gave me an opportunity to: – enhance my dissertation – meet other scholars and connect with them – see what are international standards in area of international business scholarship and education – visit and sightsee Rio de Janeiro My research interest is international financial management. Thank you!

Maciej Lobza
Maciej Lobza
MA, Eng Doctoral Student of Poznan University of Economics al.

Thanks to the Sheth Foundation I had the opportunity to meet other colleagues who have inspired me and taught me about the world of the academia. I thank the Board of Director for this great opportunity!

Sindy Chapa
Sindy Chapa
Assistant Professor and Associate Director of The center for the Study of Latino Media and Markets at Texas State University
ACR Dissertation Award

Being a winner of the Sheth Foundation Dissertation Award (2006) has always been a great honor to me, and has a profound… impact on me throughout these years. It always inspires me to work hard, pursue excellence and excel in academic performance. Also it always reminds me of the spirit of “abundant life: to live a prosperous life through contributing to the marketing area. Generous financial support from the Sheth Foundation helps fulfill many doctoral students’ dreams and enrich their life experience through engaging in marketing activities. I always feel grateful to the Foundation for the wonderful memories and experience I had at the consortium, as well as the financial support at the critical stage of my doctoral study!!

Liangyan Wang
Wang Liangyan
Assistant Professor of Antai Management School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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
Doctoral Consortium Award

I would like to express my sincere thanks for being able to attend this year’s AMA-Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium. The Sheth Foundation is doing an amazing job supporting young scholars in their research careers. This is of great help especially to foreign-born scholars, such as myself, who might not have been given sufficient opportunities in their respective home countries.

Sona Klucarova-Travani
Sona Klucarova-Travani
ACR Dissertation Award

The Sheth Foundation ACR cross-cultural dissertation award has greatly benefited my research career. This award not only provided the funding that helped me to complete my dissertation on time, but also inspired me to continue with my research agenda on cross-cultural consumer behavior. This is particularly important given the multi-disciplinary nature of this field, which introduces additional challenges for researchers in the area.

Carlos Torelli
Carlos Torelli
Assistant Professor of University of Minnesota
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