Research Resources

Current Initiatives and Competitions



Alden G. Clayton Competition

The annual Alden G. Clayton dissertation proposal competition recognizes marketing doctoral students who are working on research questions with important marketing, societal, and policy implications. Each year, MSI grants up to five awards and five honorable mentions, encouraging top-notch Ph.D. students to apply rigorous research methods to questions that have real business relevance.

The 2019 Clayton competition is closed, and awards will be announced in early 2020.

Submissions for the 2020 competition will open in late spring 2020. Check back for more information or contact us at with any questions.



The 2020 Gary L. Lilien ISMS-MSI-EMAC Practice Prize Competition

The INFORMS Society for Marketing Science (ISMS) solicits entries for the 2020 Practice Prize Competition, the culmination of which will take place at the 2020 ISMS Marketing Science Conference. The goal of the Practice Prize is to highlight and celebrate outstanding marketing science work that has had significant organizational impact.

Information on Submission process and past winners and finalists