Information on our inaugural leadership research grant program, ongoing research, new publications, leadership consortium, and more coming soon!

announcement of leadership resarch grant program
Application deadline: april 24, 2017

The Fisher Leadership Initiative in the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, is pleased to announce a research grant program for the study of leadership. The Initiative plans on awarding $75,000 in grants for research that will be completed by the end of the 2017 – 2018 Academic Year.

Proposals from outside the Fisher College of Business are especially encouraged, as are proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries. Examples of such topics include: A study of the determinants of leadership effectiveness for OSU County Extension Directors; an evaluation of a leadership training program for health care providers; a study of how the personal qualities of student life leaders affects participation in student life programs; research into how communication styles affect the electoral success of political leaders; research into how community activist leaders can be trained to more effectively engage the community; how dentists, veterinarians, physicians, etc. can more effectively lead their practices or the teams with which they work.

Potential grant applicants are especially encouraged to ask Dr. Timothy Judge ( for advice for how to make their application as strong as possible.

This is a competitive grant. The award of each grant will be based on the objectives and criteria set out in the full grants announcement (linked here). While there is no limit to the amount of support requested, please keep in mind that the more that is requested, the higher the standard that will be used in evaluating the application. We anticipate, in some cases, making partial awards. By the same token, please do not “beef up” the support request with the idea that we will discount every award. Rather, we simply wish to sponsor as many applicants as possible, while still making meaningful awards.

View the full application at