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.

Though The Sheth Foundation knows of the grants and awards its funding has been used for, it is always a delight to hear the perspectives and personal experiences of the persons who have been positively impacted by them. Please share your Sheth Foundation-funded grant story with us.

ACR Dissertation Award

In 2008, I was fortunate to receive the Association for Consumer Research (ACR)/Sheth Foundation Dissertation Grant in the Cross-Cultural/Global Track. I had also been selected to represent the university where I was studying for my PhD (The University of California, Irvine), as UC Irvine’s Consortium Fellow to attend the 2008 American Marketing Association (AMA) Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium. In 2007 and 2009, I was again a recipient of the Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Sheth Foundation Marketing Doctoral Student Association Travel Grants, which allowed me to attend the AMS conferences in those years. The paper I presented at the 2007 AMS conference in Coral Gables, FL was awarded the Jane K. Fenyo Best Paper Award for Student Research. I benefited not only from the financial components of the awards, which allowed me to present my research at conferences and complete my dissertation, but the recognition allowed my research to be acknowledged by my peers in academia.


To say that the Sheth Foundation has had a tremendous impact on my academic career would be an understatement. I have a tremendous respect for Madhuri and Jagdish Sheth and what the Sheth Foundation has committed to achieving in the marketing academic community. Like many other doctoral students, I have had the opportunity to interact with Jagdish Sheth and benefit from his advice and kindness to doctoral students. As an assistant professor, I am convinced that my path to successful completion of the doctoral degree in marketing, and my subsequent acceptance of an academic position, was facilitated by the indirect support of the Sheth Foundation during my years in the doctoral program. Thank you.

Samantha Cross

Samantha Cross

Assistant Professor, Marketing of Iowa State University

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

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

ACR Dissertation Award

With the early support it provided, The Sheth Foundation was instrumental in helping fund my dissertation, which took me to India to study how foreign companies adapt to the Indian market. Not only did I manage to finish an interesting dissertation which won 3 awards, I also met my wife in India so the Sheth Foundation had a real impact on my life!

Julien Cayla

Julien Cayla

Senior Lecturer in Marketing of University of New South Wales

Dear Dr. Sheth, I wanted to thank you once again for the impact you had on me at the PhD Project Conference a few days ago. Your words gave me hope and inspired me to continue to pursue my academic endeavors with effervescence. I do not know if you remember who I am (young lady with big curly hair), but I wanted to extend my deepest gratitude. May you and your family always be blessed.

Dalila Salazar

Dalila Salazar

The University of Texas at El Paso

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

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

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.

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

AIB Doctoral Student Consortium

My name is Jinsil Kim and I am a PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Dallas. I have attended the AIB (Academy of International Business) conference last week in New Orleans and have had the privilege and honor of participating in the Sheth foundation doctoral consortium, as well as being the recipient of the 500$ travel stipend funded by the Sheth foundation. I cannot thank you enough for your generosity and for the valuable opportunities you provide to students like myself to further learning and excellence in our field. Your generous scholarship has lightened my financial burden, allowing me to focus on my research, and your kindness has inspired me to pay the debt forward and give back to the community in the near future. Thank you so much again.

Jinsil Kim

Jinsil Kim

PhD candidate of University of Texas at Dallas

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