Academic Research Symposium


Join us for the Academic Research Symposium (ARS) at EDGE 2021

An excellent opportunity to meet colleagues and discuss and share new research, the ARS is proudly considered the foremost event for research in supply chain management and logistics (SCML). This event was created to bring scholars from around the world and from all disciplines into the SCML discussion.


The Academic Research Symposium (ARS) takes place on Sunday, September 19, from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm EDST. Your EDGE 2021 registration includes the ARS, however if you only plan to attend the ARS, you can register separately.

Member Type

Non-Member $500
CSCMP Member $350

Virtual & In-Person Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received by:
    – July 15, 2021, 11:59 pm CST: Receive a full refund (less $100 administrative fee)
    – August 15, 2021, 11:59 pm CST: Receive a 50% refund
    – August 16, 2021 or later: No refunds will be accepted
  • All cancellations must be made by e-mail to
  • CSCMP memberships are nontransferable and never refunded
  • Cancellation of travel and hotel reservations are the sole responsibility of the registrant

Submit Your Research

2021 Academic Research Symposium Call for Papers and Posters
All research submissions (papers, abstracts, poster sessions) will be evaluated on originality, clarity, research, design, theoretical and practical contribution. We are especially interested in papers related to supply chain management and its various disciplines, such as logistics and transportation, marketing, operations, and purchasing. Only complete research papers will be considered for the E. Grosvenor Plowman Award, which is awarded for the best research paper of the Academic Research Symposium.

The online submission period will be open from March 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021.
Submit Your Research

Donald J. Bowersox Doctoral Symposium Nominations
The Donald J. Bowersox Doctoral Symposium has been an annual event with CSCMP since 1990. The Bowersox Doctoral Symposium brings together current doctoral students from around the globe to meet and discuss current and future research as they pursue their doctoral degrees in supply chain management or logistics. Students are nominated by supervising faculty and chosen by the Bowersox Doctoral Symposium co-chairs.

All nominations must be made by faculty and are limited to doctoral students pursuing academic careers. Nominations from institutions around the world are encouraged to create a cohort of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

The online nomination period will be open from March 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021 Deadline extended to June 15, 2021.
Submit Your Nomination

The 2021 Doctoral Dissertation Award (DDA)
The 2021 Doctoral Dissertation Award (DDA) is open to all who will have completed their doctoral work in a field related to functions within the supply chain between January 1, 2020 and June 1, 2021. If you have already accepted a position at a college or university, you may still apply.

To be considered eligible, candidates MUST be a member of CSCMP and follow the criteria and formatting guidelines and submit a completed application form to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

The online submission period is open March 1, 2021 – May 14, 2021.
Submit Your Dissertation