The Section on Statistics in Marketing offers an annual Doctoral Dissertation Research Award. The competition is open to qualified doctoral students worldwide whose dissertation research is at the intersection of marketing and statistical methods. Doctoral students should submit a research paper that is based upon their dissertation.

An award committee appointed by the American Statistical Association's Section on Marketing Committee will judge submissions on their potential contribution to the application of statistics in marketing. This contribution may be theoretical, methodological, or substantive in nature. Important factors in assessing the research will be the quality of the conceptual development, creativity, rigor, and clarity of the paper. The deadline for the paper is during December, finalists are notified in January, and JSM occurs in August.

Past recipients and finalists are listed below (the University which granted the PhD is in parentheses, a link to the person's current website, and a link to the current working or published paper):