The Emerging Economies Doctoral Student Award (EEDSA) was created by the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) in 2008 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 this award: Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America & Caribbean. Starting in the year 2022, these awards have been named after distinguished members of the POMS community who have played a pivotal role in the development of doctoral education. These awards are called:
To be eligible for the award, the student must be currently 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 and Middle East, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America & Caribbean. To receive the award, the applicant must demonstrate evidence of substantial promise as a scholar in an Operations Management related field. In each region, the award will go to the student who demonstrates the greatest promise as judged by the committee members.
The recipient of the award, a Ph.D. student, will receive a grant to cover travel from abroad to attend the conference. The grant can be used for airfare, room accommodation at the conference hotel, and up to $200 (US) to meet incidental expenses. However, the total grant money will not exceed $2,000 (US). Registration for the conference will be complimentary. The award committee may give the award to one or more Ph.D. students from a region. The grant money will be split among the awardees; and the total grant money awarded to all students shall not exceed $2,000 (US). An institution (university or corporation) may sponsor a student with a commitment to partially or fully fund the cost of travel.