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

2017 date TBD
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* 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 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
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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
January 19, 2017

2018 date TBD

Smaller, Regional Meeting Trainings

Meeting / Doctoral Consortium Name Location Consortium Date
(Updated Quarterly)
2nd Entrepreneurship as Practice PhD & Research Workshop
Dublin, Ireland February 20-21, 2017
Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship (SEE) Conference and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal's Professional Development Workshop (PDW)* Puerto Rico February 26-28, 2017
8th European Academy of Management Early Career Colloquium on "Impact"
Rabat, Morocco March 5-7, 2017
Consortium for Competitiveness and Cooperation (CCC) for Doctoral Student Research*
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania March 24-26, 2017
Smith Entrepreneurship Research Conference (SERC) Kauffman Doctoral Consortium on Entrepreneurship Research*
College Park, Maryland
April 28-30, 2016

2017 date TBD (mid-late April)
Strategy Research Initiative (SRI) Annual PhD Boot Camp Washington, D.C. June 6-7, 2016

2017 date TBD
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* TBD September 12, 2016

2017 date TBD
Workshop on Experimental Economics and Entrepreneurship* Tampa, Florida October 2-4, 2015

2016 or 2017 date TBD
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

Doctoral Awards

Doctoral Award Name Sponsor Due Date
(Updated Quarterly)
Grigor McClelland Doctoral Dissertation Award 
Journal of Management Studies (JMS) and the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) February 29, 2017
Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Outstanding Dissertation Award
The Center for Leadership at Florida International University
May 1, 2017
Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation August 16, 2017

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

Page last updated 6 February 2017