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EEDSA Awards

2014: Call for Nominations

Purpose
The Emerging Economies Doctoral Student Award (EEDSA) has been created by the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) to establish institutional linkages to reach out to future scholars in emerging economies, to encourage their development and to facilitate building connection to POMS. The emerging economies are grouped into the following three regions for the purpose of this award: Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and Caribbean.

Award
The recipient of the award, a Ph.D. student, will receive a grant to cover travel from abroad to U.S.A to attend the POMS annual Conference. In addition she/he will get complimentary conference registration, shared room accommodation at the conference hotel and up to U.S. $200 to meet incidental expenses. However, the total grant money will not exceed $2,000. The award committee may give the award to one or more Ph.D. students from each of the three regions Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and Caribbean. The total money awarded for each region should not exceed $2,000.

Eligibility
To be eligible for the award, the student must be enrolled (at the time of the application) in a Ph.D. program in an Operations Management related field in a country with an “emerging economy” from one of the three regions - Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.

Application Submission Procedure
An institution (university or corporation) may sponsor a student with a commitment to partially fund the cost of travel from abroad to the U.S. A Ph.D. student may also apply directly for this award. In either case, the Ph.D. student should submit an extended abstract of at most 5 double-spaced pages of the paper to be presented at the POMS conference. The applicant should also provide a letter from an official of her/his academic institution stating that she/he is in good standing in her/his Ph.D. program in an Operations Management related field.

Criteria
To receive the award, a Ph.D. student must demonstrate evidence of substantial promise as a scholar in an Operations Management related field. In each region (Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean), where students exhibit such promise, the award will go to the student who demonstrates the greatest promise as judged by the committee members.

Past Winners
   2013: Mostafa Abdelrahman Moussa, Egypt
   2013: Prashant Chintapalli, India
   2013: Tianxiao Gong, China
   2013: Vinay Kumar Kalakbandi, India
   2013: Giuliano Marodin, Brazil
   2012: Jiguang Chen, China
   2012: Jighyasu Gaur, India
   2012:Mohammad Shakeel Sadiq Jajja, Pakistan
   2012:
Gluco G.M. da Silva, Brazil
   2012:Ragha Bahaa El-Din Taha, Egypt
   2011: Vanumamalai Kannan, India
   2011: Adriana Leiras, Brazil
   2011: Zhongyi Liu, China
   2011: Manish Shukla, India
   2010: Edivandro Carlos Conforto, Brazil
   2010: Ailie K.Y. Tang, Hong Kong
   2009: Ayman Abdallah, Jordan
   2009: Zameer Brey, South Africa
   2008: Phan Chi Anh, Vietnam
   2008: Zameer Brey, South Africa
   2008: Adriane Farias de Queiroz, Brazil

* The award was earlier known as Emerging Economies Young Researcher Award (EEYRA).