Our annual Research Colloquium brings together a select group of scholars that are conducting empirical research on broadly defined social outcomes, within the nonprofit sector in the United States and elsewhere. Papers are presented by faculty invitees, and participants engage in a forum to provide feedback on the early-stage research papers of invited doctoral students as well. The most promising of the student papers receives a $5,000 award from SE@G.
We held our first research colloquium in May 2013 and welcomed 19 faculty and students from nine universities in order to encourage disciplinary and multi-disciplinary analyses of how both for-profit and non-profit organizations are contributing to critical and specific societal outcomes.
The event has continued to grow annually and in May 2105, we hosted 34 faculty and graduate students from 22 different institutions, focusing on early-stage research projects that either work with or study entrepreneur accelerator programs.