Rising Scholars Conference

The MIT Sloan PhD Program is proud to host the fourth annual Rising Scholars Conference. This event will gather diverse PhD students and postdoctoral scholars from across the country to present their research work and interact with faculty from MIT Sloan and other institutions. The conference will be held virtually on October 25 and October 26, 2023. The objectives of the conference are to help rising scholars gain research insights, valuable exposure, and faculty mentorship that will benefit them for years to come. The Rising Scholars Conference originated at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2020 to support doctoral student and faculty diversity.

We strongly encourage participation from underrepresented and underserved groups of doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers, as well as others whose backgrounds and experience would bring additional dimensions to the educational experience. We believe in the value of diversity - broadly defined - in the pursuit of our educational mission.

Present Your Research
Doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars who are interested in presenting research at the 2023 Rising Scholars Conference are invited to submit an abstract of a work-in-progress or published paper. The deadline for submission was September 15, 2023. 

Register to Attend
Registration to attend the Rising Scholars Conference is free and open to all students, pre- and post-doctoral researchers, RAs, and faculty at any college or university. Please complete the registration form here.

Please reach out to the MIT Sloan PhD Program office for assistance by emailing