2020 Research Grant Application

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is soliciting original research in all areas of supply chain.   CSCMP is accepting proposals for new research that will provide insight, perspective and best practices in all areas of the global supply chain, addressing supply chain issues involving supply chain strategy and operations, as well as supply chain analysis and decision making.

More specifically, CSCMP has particular interest in research which address topics such as e-commerce and omni-channel, last mile delivery, impacts of emerging technologies (i.e. blockchain, additive manufacturing), sustainability, ethical considerations in supply chains, food safety, humanitarian logistics, supply chain risk management, and urban logistics. In addition, CSCMP prefers research with a financial focus, with particular emphasis on an accompanying dataset/database. Finally, the research could be enhanced by specific attention to placement in a global setting or consideration of unique dynamics of particular industries (e.g. healthcare or 3PL).

The primary audience for CSCMP members who will use the research to illustrate particular supply chain and SCM principles to improve their supply chain operations and organizational financial performance.    Author(s) of the research  accepted by CSCMP will receive a $3,000 USD honorarium along with a free registration to the CSCMP 2020 EDGE conference, a $1895 value.  The work product should be ready for presentation at the 2020 EDGE conference and presented as a full session in the “new research” track. 

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The new research submitted to CSCMP will be evaluated by members of CSCMP’s Research Strategies Committee utilizing the following criteria:

Interesting subject matter and relevance to CSCMP members and academics
Realistic details and adequate information on internal and external issues
A narrative addressing a specific supply chain management issues
Quality of writing
Likelihood of successful and timely completion for publication to CSCMP members and academics


•    Primary contact for the research team should be a CSCMP member  
•    The research results must be presented at the 2020 EDGE General Conference in Orlando, Florida 
•    The research results must be presented/published in a CSCMP publication (e.g., Hot Topics, CSCMP TV, Monthly Newsletter) in 2020
•    The research team must present a progress report indicating expected completion by April 30th


•    Applications due on Friday, August 23, 2019 
•    Winners announced on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the Academic Research Symposium at EDGE in Anaheim, California

Research should follow the JBL formatting guidelines.

Preferred format should be double spaced, Times New Roman font, size 12, with 1” margins. All files should be submitted through Formstack as MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint documents.

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Questions may be directed to: 
Research Strategies Committee
Dr. Christian Hofer, Associate Professor
Department of Supply Chain Management
Walton College, University of Arkansas
[email protected]
479 575 6154