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Introduction to Diversity in Doctoral Education and Scholarship (IDDEAS)

IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth: October 10-11, 2019

IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth event, co-hosted by Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is a two-day program for undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in business research and academia at the doctoral level. The goal of this program is to support and encourage student and faculty diversity.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

      Learn about doctoral-level research in business.
      Get information about graduate school opportunities.
      Receive advice and insights about the application process.
      Meet and interact with current doctoral students and faculty.
    Discuss careers in research and teaching.

Ideal candidates for IDDEAS Scholars are current college undergraduates with strong quantitative skills and academic records. Candidates must provide one strong academic recommendation from an advisor or faculty member knowledgeable about their educational experience and interest in research.

Travel and accommodations will be provided for participants.


Please see below for tentative agenda.

Day 1: Thursday, October 10 at Kellogg

Day 2: Friday, October 11 at Booth


The application for IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth is now closed.

Programming alternates between both campuses and takes place
October 10-11, 2019.

History of IDDEAS

The IDDEAS program originated at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, to support and encourage student and faculty diversity. It is our shared goal that the IDDEAS program will expose students from diverse backgrounds to the rich possibilities of careers in research and academia. To learn more about what past participants have said about IDDEAS, please visit the
Wharton IDDEAS website.