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We believe that with better understanding and decision-making, the world will be a better place. That’s why 1000minds offers two $2000 USD scholarships each year to post-graduate students worldwide.

1. Decision-making scholarship

The 1000minds decision-making scholarship is awarded for a research project by a post-graduate student where decision-making is central to the research. The research may use multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) / multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) tools, but that‘s not a requirement (though the project must be about decision-making).

2. Conjoint analysis scholarship

The 1000minds conjoint analysis scholarship is awarded for a research project by a post-graduate student about or involving the use of conjoint analysis, choice modeling or a discrete choice experiment (DCE).


Applications are open to post-graduate students, e.g. Masters or PhD, enrolled at any university worldwide.

Applicants must be the lead researcher on the research project (e.g. their thesis, dissertation, etc).


Each scholarship winner will receive $2000 USD, without any restrictions on how the money is spent.

The winner will receive free access to 1000minds software for their project, if they wish to use it.


Applications close on 1 December each year. The scholarship will be awarded by 25 December.

Application process

Applicants must email with the name of which scholarship they are applying for in the subject line.

Applicants must attach to their email:

  • A research proposal (2000 words maximum) – e.g. outlining the ‘What?’, ‘Why?’, ‘How?’ and ‘When?’ of the project
  • Resume / CV
  • Academic transcript

Selection criteria

  • Overall merit, e.g. including significance and novelty, of the application
  • Applicant’s academic record and relevant experience
  • Quality of the research proposal

Selection process

Applicants will be short-listed by a panel of at least two 1000minds staff. Short-listed applicants may be asked to present their research proposal in a 20-minute Zoom call. The panel will make the final decision.

The panel is not obligated to make an award in any year if it determines there are no applications of sufficient merit.