Doctoral and Early Career Training Programs in Entrepreneurship

As a part of the Kauffman Foundation’s work to improve the quality of research on entrepreneurship, we support a variety of scholarly training and development activities across the United States. Typically these training opportunities happen as a part of academic annual meetings or at smaller, regional meetings with a heavy focus on doctoral scholars.

The list below consists of all entrepreneurship doctoral and early career training programs of which we are aware, both sponsored and non-sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.

* indicates Kauffman Foundation-sponsored doctoral consortia

National and International Association Meeting Trainings

Meeting / Doctoral Consortium Name Location Consortium Date
(Updated Quarterly)
Professional Development Workshop (PDW) for Early Career Scholars, Industry Studies Association (ISA)* Minneapolis, Minnesota May 24, 2017
Doctoral Workshop, SMS Banff 2017 Special Conference on Transforming Entrepreneurial Thinking into Dynamic Capabilities Banff, Alberta, Canada June 2, 2017
Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) Doctoral Consortium* (invitation only) Norman, Oklahoma June 7-10, 2017 

exact consortium date TBD
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Entrepreneurship Research Boot Camp (ERBC)* Cambridge, Massachusetts July 17-21, 2017
Global Research Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship*
San Francisco, California August 8-10, 2017
Academy of Management (AOM) ENT (Entrepreneurship) Doctoral Consortium*
Atlanta, Georgia
August 4-5, 2017
Academy of Management (AOM) TIM (Technology and Innovation Management) Doctoral Consortium
Atlanta, Georgia August 4-5, 2017
Iberoamerican Academy of Management Conference PDW
Atlanta, Georgia
August 4-8, 2017

exact PDW date TBD
Academy of Management (AOM) Midcareer Development Consortium* (BPS, ENT, TIM) Atlanta, Georgia
August 6, 2017
Euromed Academy of Business Annual Conference Doctoral Seminars Rome, Italy September 13-15, 2017

exact seminar date TBD
SEI (Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Innovation) Doctoral Consortium
Bath, United Kingdom September 15-16, 2017
Strategic Management Society (SMS) Doctoral Workshop
Houston, Texas October 28-31, 2017

exact consortium date TBD
IZA@DC Young Scholar Program Washington, D.C. No 2016 program

2017 date TBD
Annual American Economics Association (AEA) meeting of Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) – Kauffman Entrepreneurship Mentoring Workshop* (by invitation only)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania January 5-7, 2018
United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Doctoral Consortium
Hollywood, California
January 10-14, 2018

exact consortium date TBD
Research & PhD Workshop: Towards a social practice approach in entrepreneurship
VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
February 17–19, 2016

2018 date TBD
Southwest Academy of Management Junior Faculty and Doctoral Consortia
Little Rock, Arkansas March 9, 2017

2018 date TBD
Doctoral/Early Scholar Consortium: "Enterprise Before & Beyond Benefit" London, Ontario, Canada April 8-9, 2017

2018 date TBD
Canadian Council for SMEs and Entrepreneurship Annual Meeting PDW by the Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Quebec City, Canada May 11, 2017

2018 date TBD


Smaller, Regional Meeting Trainings

Meeting / Doctoral Consortium Name Location Consortium Date
(Updated Quarterly)
Strategy Research Initiative (SRI) Annual PhD Boot Camp Washington, D.C. June 6-7, 2016

2017 date TBD
Doctoral Seminar: The Microfoundations of Entrepreneurship
Raleigh, North Carolina May 22-26, 2017
Global Research Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship - American Marketing Association Marketing and Entrepreneurship SIG International Doctoral Consortium* San Francisco, California August 8-10, 2017

exact consortium date TBD
West Coast Research Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship (WCRS) Doctoral Consortium* Alberta, Canada August 30, 2017
Workshop on Experimental Economics and Entrepreneurship* Tampa, Florida October 2-4, 2015

2017 or 2018 date TBD
International Doctoral Consortium: "Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Sustainability" University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg Campus, Denmark
October 5-6, 2017
Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ) Doctoral/Early Career Consortium Melbourne, Australia October 12-13, 2017

exact consortium date TBD
Intensive PhD Writing Workshop, 7th Leuphana Entrepreneurship Conference 2017
Lueneburg, Germany
January 20, 2017

2018 date TBD
2nd Entrepreneurship as Practice PhD & Research Workshop
Dublin, Ireland February 20-21, 2017

2018 date TBD

Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship (SEE) Conference and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal's Professional Development Workshop (PDW)* Denver, Colorado March 1-4, 2018

exact consortium date TBD
8th European Academy of Management Early Career Colloquium on "Impact"
Rabat, Morocco March 5-7, 2017

2018 date TBD

Consortium for Competitiveness and Cooperation (CCC) for Doctoral Student Research*
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania March 24-26, 2017

2018 date TBD

Smith Entrepreneurship Research Conference (SERC) Kauffman Doctoral Consortium on Entrepreneurship Research*
College Park, Maryland
April 28-30, 2016

2018 date TBD


Doctoral Awards

Doctoral Award Name Sponsor Due Date
(Updated Quarterly)
Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation August 16, 2017
TIM (Technology and Innovation Management) Best Dissertation Award 
Academy of Management (AOM)
February 15, 2017

2018 date TBD
Heizer Doctoral Dissertation Award in New Enterprise Development
Academy of Management (AOM) ENT Division
February 28, 2017

2018 date TBD
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Doctoral Dissertation Award in Entrepreneurship and Independent Business
Academy of Management (AOM) ENT Division
February 28, 2017

2018 date TBD
Grigor McClelland Doctoral Dissertation Award 
Journal of Management Studies (JMS) and the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) February 29, 2017

2018 date TBD
Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Outstanding Dissertation Award
The Center for Leadership at Florida International University
May 1, 2017

2018 date TBD

Please email us at research@kauffman.org if any of the above information is incorrect or if you know of other doctoral trainings or awards in entrepreneurship.


Page last updated 17 May 2017