EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 21, 2018


The Fisher Leadership Initiative at the Max M. Fisher College of Business has announced a university-wide research grant program for the study of leadership. The initiative intends to award up to $55,000 in grants for research that will be completed by the end of the 2018–2019 academic year. The program is open to proposals from units and colleges throughout Ohio State and across all disciplines. All Ohio State University faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.


Grants are competitive, with the amount of each grant based on the objectives and criteria outlined in the call for proposals. While there is no limit to the amount of support an applicant can request, higher standards will be used to evaluate larger requests. Partial grants will also be awarded. Our goal is to sponsor as many applicants as possible while still awarding meaningful grants. Grants will be awarded in October 2018. All recipients are expected to complete their projects and deliver a presentation on their findings in April 2019 -- at the Leadership Initiative Academic Conference.

For a full listing of the 2017-2018 Inaugural Leadership Research Grant Program recipients, please click here.

Grant applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Timothy Judge, executive director of the Fisher Leadership Initiative, for advice to make their application as strong as possible.

Leadership Research Grant Application Portal