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IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth - Diversity Doctoral Education for Undergraduate Students

Introduction to Diversity in Doctoral Education and Scholarship (IDDEAS)


IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth: October 21-22, 2021

IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth virtual 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 complete an online application which includes two essay questions, college/university transcripts and one letter of recommendation completed by a faculty member or advisor.



A sample agenda for our virtual event is outlined below.

Day 1: Thursday, October 21

Day 2: Friday, October 22


Our IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth application is now closed.
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

Consider IDDEAS

Hear from Kellogg Professor, Nicholas Pearce, on why you should apply for our IDDEAS@Kellogg/Booth program.