Russell Ackoff Doctoral Student Fellowships

Professor Russell Ackoff’s work was dedicated to furthering understanding of human behavior in organizations.  An endowment provided to the Wharton School by the Anheuser-Busch Charitable Trust continues to fund decision-making research.  For the 2023-2024 academic year, funds from the Russell Ackoff program have been allocated to the Wharton Behavioral Lab to fund work in the decision sciences by doctoral students and junior faculty.

Previously, the Russell Ackoff Doctoral Student Fellowship program was administered by the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center to provide grants to University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. students’ research in decision making under risk and uncertainty.

Recent past recipients of the Russell Ackoff Doctoral Student Fellowships:

Please contact Carol Heller at for more information.