Research Awards

Grants for Research

AAA Research Fellowship Grants - Winners

Members of the Academy are eligible to apply for annual research fellowship grants offered by AAA. Grants are available to both junior and senior faculty members and submissions are evaluated by the AAA Research Committee. Winners are expected to grant the Journal of Advertising (JA), Journal of Current Issues & Research in Advertising (JCIRA), or Journal of Interactive Advertising (JIAD) right of first refusal on the primary paper resulting from the research. Recipients receive half of the award at the time of selection and half of the award when the paper has been sent to the JA, JCIRA, or JIAD.

Proposals must be received by the Chair of the Research Committee. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged via email. Fax or postal mail submissions are not accepted. Winners will be notified in early 2023. The awards will be announced at the 2023 AAA Conference.

AAA Research Fellowship Grants due is 5pm EST on Friday, September 16, 2022.

AAA Doctoral Dissertation Grant CompetitionWinners

The American Academy of Advertising Doctoral Dissertation Grant Competition exists to promote doctoral research in advertising. Any topic in advertising may be addressed. Winners are expected to grant the Journal of Advertising (JA), Journal of Current Issues & Research in Advertising (JCIRA), or Journal of Interactive Advertising (JIAD) right of first refusal on any papers resulting from the dissertation. Recipients receive half of the award at the time of selection and half of the award when the dissertation has been defended successfully.

The submission package – including the proposal and letter of endorsement - must be received by the Chair of the Research Committee. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged via email. Fax or postal mail submissions are not accepted. Winners will be notified in early 2023. Winners will be notified in early 2023. The awards will be announced at the 2023 AAA Conference.

2023 AAA Doctoral Dissertation Grant Competition due is 5pm EST on Friday, November 4, 2022

S. Watson Dunn Memorial Fund GrantWinners

This award, established in memory of S. Watson Dunn, is intended to fund future graduate student research projects in the area of global advertising. The Research Committee reviews competitive research proposals submitted by AAA members.

Proposals must be received by the Chair of the Research Committee. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged via email. Faxed or standard postal mail submissions are not allowed. Winners will be notified in early 2023. Winners will be notified in early 2023. The awards will be announced at the 2023 AAA Conference.

2023 S. Watson Dunn Memorial Fund Grant due is 5pm EST on Friday, November 4, 2022

Please email your submission materials and all questions to Chair of AAA Research Committee 

Dr. Chang-Dae Ham
Email: [email protected]