PhD Student Research Competition

Fox students at the school's annual awards night

The PhD program proudly recognizes its students’ research achievements with recognition at both the Fox School’s Annual Awards Night as well as school-wide research forums.  These forums recognize the winners of both the Fox School’s annual research paper and dissertation competitions, and they afford top-tier PhD students the opportunity to present their research, receive awards and begin building their academic resumes.

In the Fox School’s PhD program, students who have received High Pass grades for their first or second year research papers are often invited to present their work in a school-wide forum, where they are given the opportunity to receive comments on their work, as well as receive awards based on these papers and possible monetary funding to continue their outstanding research.  PhD students who have recently defended their dissertation proposals are also provided with the opportunity to present their research, and recent graduates of the PhD program may compete for the honor of the Best Dissertation award.

Each concentration recommends one to two outstanding PhD students to present at this school-wide awards competition, where they are eligible to compete for these awards and receive further research or dissertation support.


Recent Award Recipients

Award Recipients
First & Second Year Poster Presentation Winner Han Chen
Marketing
Third & Fourth Year “3MT” Presentation Winner Jingshu Luo
Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management
Third & Fourth Year People’s Choice Award Winner Zeya He
Tourism & Sport
Dissertation Proposal “3MT” Presentation Winner Jung Kwon Kim
Strategic Management
Dissertation Proposal People’s Choice Award Winner Michael Power
Statistical Science
Completed Dissertation Winner Xun Zhong
Finance
Award Recipients
Completed Dissertation Sangsuk Yoon
Marketing and Supply Chain Management
Dissertation Proposal Xun Zhong
Finance
Third/Fourth Year Research Paper Xue Guo
Management Information Systems
Second Year Research Paper Jingshu Luo
Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management
First Year Research Paper Samayita Guha
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Award Recipients
Completed Dissertation Lauren Spirko
Statistical Science
Chi Zhang
Finance
Dissertation Proposal Yeil Kwon
Statistical Science
Third/Fourth Year Research Paper Aaron Cheng
Management Information Systems
Second Year Research Paper Xue Guo
Management Information Systems
First Year Research Paper Siddharth Bhattacharya
Management Information Systems
Award Recipients
Completed Dissertation Kartik Ganju
Management Information Systems
Dissertation Proposal Chi Zhang
Finance
Third/Fourth Year Research Paper Zeda Li
Statistics
Second Year Research Paper Aaron Cheng
Management Information Systems
First Year Research Paper Xue Guo
Management Information Systems
Juan Zhang
Risk Management and Insurance
Award Recipients
Completed Dissertation Michelle Andrews
Marketing
Dissertation Proposal Jing Xiao
Statistics
Third/Fourth Year Research Paper Kartik Ganju
Management Information Systems
Second Year Research Paper Scott Bruce
Statistics
First Year Research Paper Yiran Su
Tourism and Sport

Young Scholars Interdisciplinary Forum

The Young Scholars Interdisciplinary Forum (YSIF) is a biannual event open to current Fox School faculty and PhD students for seed funding grants to undertake novel interdisciplinary research projects. The purpose is to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty and PhD students. The traditional YSIF seed funding grants in the amount of $500 to $5,000, with an annual amount of $50,000, will be available for proposal submission groups seeking small or medium outside funding grants.

All Fox faculty and PhD students are encouraged to attend the Young Scholars Interdisciplinary Forum. Young Scholars takes place in both the fall and spring semesters.