Association for Consumer Research

Grants & Scholarships

Travel Grants

To assist PhD students with limited resources to attend the annual ACR conference, the Association for Consumer Research grants 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 of the conference year and presenting their work at the conference as a student is encouraged to apply.

These stipends will include complimentary registration to the conference and the pre-determined 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 the ACR conference.

Support from the Sheth Foundation

ACR has been a long-standing partner with the Sheth Foundation. ACR’s mission is “to advance consumer research and facilitate the exchange of scholarly information among members of academia, industry, and government worldwide.” To engage this mission, we hold an annual conference in various locations around the world, host our Journal (the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research), and host an annual doctoral symposium (named the ACR-Sheth Foundation Doctoral Symposium) along with our
conference. We support scholarly research worldwide with a variety of awards and grant competitions.

The following initiatives are supported by the Sheth Foundation:

  • Emerging Topic Research Support
  • ACR Student Research Presentation Grant
  • Doctoral Symposium Endowment Supplement
  • ACR International Conference Support
  • Long Term Contribution Award
  • Nicosia Best Paper Award