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About the Program

IDDEAS@Booth/Kellogg will be hosted in-person on Monday, November 6 and Tuesday, November 7, 2023. The program, cohosted by Chicago Booth's Stevens Doctoral Program and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, seeks to attract a diverse group of promising undergraduate students and introduce them to research at the doctoral level. The goal of this program is to support and encourage student and faculty diversity in business schools.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

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

Ideal candidates for the IDDEAS program are current college sophomores, juniors, or seniors with strong quantitative skills and academic records. Because of its strong belief in the value of diversity (broadly defined) in the pursuit of its educational mission, Chicago Booth strongly encourages participation from students who bring to bear on the educational experience a diversity of viewpoints, backgrounds, and experiences, including groups that historically have been underrepresented in business schools.

The application is now live. Please apply here.
Please see application requirements below. Note that the application is due by Friday, September 8, 2023.

A complete application contains the following:
1. IDDEAS application (submitted online)
2. Two essays - the required essay and one of three optional essays (uploaded as part of IDDEAS application)
3. Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (uploaded as part of IDDEAS application)
4. One letter of recommendation (must be completed by a faculty member or advisor). Letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to Amity James ( & Jo Ann Yablonka ( by the recommender. We cannot accept recommendations from the applicant.

The application and all supplemental materials must be submitted by Friday, September 8, 2023.