Eligibility The program is open to PhD candidates interested in conducting research in retailing. The CFR Research School will also have a waiting list for academic researchers who are already PhDs. Participants are encouraged to commit to the entire research school program, but courses can be taken individually. Full program participants will be given priority in all courses. Successful completion of the full program entitles participants to a diploma as well as access to the alumni network and activities. Course participation is free of charge for all admitted participants, no matter of their affiliation or nationality. Course content is financed by The Swedish Retail and Wholesale Council.