To assist PhD students with limited resources to attend the 2023 Seattle ACR conference, the Association for
Consumer Research will grant 20 need-based travel stipends to PhD students with an accepted competitive paper,
working paper, special session, or film. Anyone who will be a PhD student in October 2023 and presenting their
work at the conference as a student is encouraged to apply.
These stipends will include complimentary registration to the conference and need-based allowance
to cover some of the estimated travel and lodging costs of attending the conference. In exchange, the stipend recipients will commit to 10 hours of work for ACR. The tasks will include helping before the conference(e.g., putting together and editing the program, etc.), during the conference (e.g., registration,
directing people), and outside the conference (e.g. research assistance for the board of ACR, website and database
maintenance). Travel grant winners will be contacted by the conference coordinator prior to the conference to
arrange schedules for the assistance.
In order to apply, PhD students should submit the following documents by email (as PDF attachments) by August
20, 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org:
a. Cover letter, making a (need-based) case for their selection for the stipend and including the following details:
i. The details of their accepted conference presentation.
ii. Indication of whether they have attended the ACR October conference in the past (in person).
iii. Confirming that they have not received an ACR travel stipend in past years.
b. A letter from their advisor confirming that they do not have access to funding to attend the conference
through their school or through research grants. This letter should also specify whether the PhD student is
receiving any source of funding during the year (i.e., a scholarship, a stipend, or any other research money).
c. A copy of their CV.
The stipend decision will be made by a committee based on merit and need. The committee consists of Yan Vieites
(FGV EBAPE), Simona Botti (London Business School), Bram Van den Bergh (Erasmus), Jaideep Sengupta (HKUST),
and Ana Valenzuela (Baruch College/ ESADE, committee chair).
Students with an accepted competitive paper or a special session will receive priority over those with an accepted
working paper or film. Priority will be also given to PhD students who are first time in-person attendees of the ACR
October conference. The reviewers’ ratings of the submission and the candidates’ CVs will be used in case of ties.
Applicants will be informed by the middle of September regarding the outcome of their application. Students who
apply for the stipend but do not receive it will be allowed to ask a co-author to present or to withdraw their
submission if they decide not to attend the conference. Students who applied for the stipend last time (for the
2022 in-person conference) and did not receive it can apply again, but each student can receive the stipend only
ACR International Perspectives Director