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2020 Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition Now Open

Monday, March 30, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Submissions Due May 25, 2020, 12am CET

Submit Your Proposal

We are proud to announce our call for the 2020 Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition. The aim of the competition is to support doctoral students to develop original and impactful research on innovation and new product/service development.


Three winners will be selected. Winners of the competition will receive the following:

  • First place: $3000 cash prize. In addition to cash prizes, first-place winner will also receive:
    1. An additional $1,000 towards travelling costs to attend the 2020 PDMA conference
    2. Free registration to the 2020 PDMA conference ($750 value)
    3. A 1-year membership to the PDMA, which includes subscription to the Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM)
    4. Opportunity to use the PDMA membership to collect data
    5. Invitation to present dissertation research at the 2020 PDMA conference
    6. The prizes together represent over $5000 dollars of value
  • Second place: $2000 cash prize
  • Third place: $1000 cash prize

The winners are required to present their dissertation research at the 2020 PDMA conference.

Learn more about eligibility, submissions, and the evaluation process by visiting our website at:

1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114 USA
tel: 1-651-290-6280
fax: 1-651-290-2266

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