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. In October 2018, Fisher Leadership Initiative awarded over $52,000 in funding to 12 projects representing eight colleges and units within Ohio State. The grant application and conference have concluded for the 2018-2019 academic year, but information regarding future rounds of this program will be available here at a later date.


The Leadership Research Grant is open to proposals from units and colleges throughout Ohio State and across all disciplines, with all Ohio State University faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students encouraged to apply. The most important goal of the program is to encourage and support leadership research within the confines of various academic domains. Research funded by this grant has been accepted for presentation or publication in many prestigious conferences or journals, including The Journal of Higher Education. We particularly hope that awardees will see continued success in publishing and presenting their research across their many respective disciplines.


All 2018-2019 recipients delivered presentations on their findings at the Leadership Initiative Academic Conference on April 11, 2019. Please click here for more information on the conference. To view the 2018-2019 Leadership Initiative Academic Conference booklet with recipients and project information, please click here.

For the 2017-2018 booklet, please click here.

Please contact Fisher Leadership Initiative  for more information about this program or the Leadership Initiative Academic Conference.

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