SMA Pre-Doctoral Consortia Application Form

The application deadline for all SMA consortia has passed. New applications are no longer being accepted.

The Annual Pre-Doctoral Consortia hosted by the Southern Management Association (SMA), will be held in St. Pete Beach, FL on October 25th (with a welcome reception the evening of the 24th) as part of the Annual Meeting running October 24th – 28th. SMA hosts this pre-doctoral consortium to provide professional advice for those strongly considering attending a doctoral program in management or a related field. Topics vary but will include sessions on the academic profession as a career, application process, expectations of doctoral students, expectations of faculty members, and student doctoral program fit.

To apply, individuals should complete the application below. As part of the application, students will need to join the Southern Management Association (SMA). To fill out the application, students will need to upload a short letter of interest along with their resume/CV and provide contact information for a faculty reference. Application letters can be brief but should state why the student wants to attend the consortium and discuss how it will help them accomplish their career goals. Participants are expected to attend for the entirety of the day. Those who attend the full program will earn a $550 stipend. The deadline for submitting all application materials is June 15, 2023.

Please submit questions electronically to Dr. Michael Howe, Iowa State University:


(1) Only active members can register for the Annual Meeting. 

(2) Individuals can apply for one consortium only.

(3) Participation in a consortium will preclude an individual from taking part in any off-site event that is scheduled at the same time.

(4) Pre-doctoral, early-stage, and late-stage consortia participants must attend the SMA Business Meeting, which will be held on the evening of Thursday, October 26, to receive their stipend.

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