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

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
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
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
AIM Research Proposal

I cannot express my gratitude enough for this grant.

Aishwaryar Ramasundaram
Aishwarya Ramasundaram
Doctoral Student, Marketing, IIM Bangalore
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
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 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.
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
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