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.

Early Career Award

I want to thank the Sheth Foundation for giving me the Early Career Contribution Award. The award had a significant impact on my career, since it recognized my work in the field.

Steve Nowlis
Steve Nowlis
Travel Stipend

The Sheth Foundation allowed me to travel to a conference overseas which directly related to my research interests. That was my first exposure to researchers from all over the world doing interesting research and it helped foster my enthusiasm for that area. I eventually wrote my dissertation in that particular area and still continue to do research on that topic today. It was great to have the ability to connect with such scholars at such an early stage in my academic career.

Linda Tuncay Zayer
Linda Tuncay
Assistant Professor of Loyola University
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.
Travel Stipend

Most doctoral programs provide stipend for the doctoral students, but very little money for travel and conferences, this is true even for faculty at many places. We were lucky to have the Sheth travel money to cover our trips to some important conferences to know the most current research in our field and also start to socialize with the future colleague. And I have found that the trips I have been during my doctoral program very beneficial for my research program development. Over the years, I have developed three broad research topics such as self-construal, decision making and global-local identity, all these topics were partly initiated or developed from some conferences I attended back in my Pitt program.

Yinlong Zhang
Yinlong Zhang
Associate Professor of Marketing of COB, University of Texas at San Antonio
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
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

I am a doctoral student from South Korea. I participated at 2016 AIB Doctoral Consortium in New Orleans. I very much enjoyed the opportunity to be in the consortium and learned many things. I was awarded with travel stipend which helped me a lot for financing my travel expense. I would like to say thank you to the Sheth Foundation for financing AIB doctoral student consortium and for the travel stipend. The consortium helped me with developing my dissertation further and meeting scholars from many different countries as well as doctoral students from different countries. I also learned a lot from many different interactive sessions and presentation during the conference. I am truly grateful for the opportunity and support provided by the Sheth Foundation. Thank you!

Su Yeon
Su Jin Yeon
Doctoral Student of South Korea
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
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
AIM Research Proposal

I cannot express my gratitude enough for this grant.

Aishwaryar Ramasundaram
Aishwarya Ramasundaram
Doctoral Student, Marketing, IIM Bangalore