Apply for Research Support or Submit a Working Paper
Academic researchers (faculty members or doctoral students working collaboratively with faculty advisors) are eligible to apply for research support or submit a working paper. MSI hosts rolling open calls for grant pre-proposals and completed working papers.
Research Grant Pre-proposals
MSI funds high-quality research that deals with topics of importance to member companies. Research related to MSI's Research Priorities is especially encouraged. Results of MSI-supported studies may appear first as MSI working papers and/or as conference presentations, and subsequently as articles in refereed journals.
The pre-proposal itself is a short document (max 1,200 words) that outlines the topics to be studied and the researchers’ preliminary research questions and approach. It is intended to elicit MSI’s reaction to the topic and research concept before the researcher invests substantial time in writing a full proposal. Nevertheless, the more complete the thinking in the pre-proposal, the more likely it is to receive encouragement and constructive comments. Pre-proposals are evaluated on a rolling basis; we meet to evaluate funding requests approximately every six weeks. You can expect to hear back from MSI within about eight weeks of initial submission. For details regarding the submission process, click the "submit here" button below.SUBMIT HERE
Working papers play a key role in the dissemination of knowledge developed by MSI-associated researchers. These working papers are intended to provide new perspectives on perennial and future marketing challenges and to offer directions for further action and research.
MSI considers completed papers for inclusion in the working paper series, even if the research was not originally supported by MSI, if it deals with a priority subject, represents a significant advance over the existing literature, and has not been widely disseminated elsewhere. Working papers are evaluated on a rolling basis; we meet to evaluate submissions approximately every six weeks. You can expect to hear back from MSI within about eight weeks of initial submission.SUBMIT HERE
If you have questions about submitting to either category, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.