Proposals Sought for 2015–16 Research Fellowships with the D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership

ethics instituteThe D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership will award up to three fellowships for the 2015–16 academic year for Viterbo faculty to do research in their fields related to the topics of ethics and leadership.

Fellowship recipients will be awarded $7,000 each. The funds are intended to allow recipients to reduce their summer and/or additional regular semester teaching load by six credits during the time period of the award (June 2015 through August 2016). Additional funds may be requested to cover expenses associated with extensive research projects, including conference fees and travel. Recipients will be named “Fellows of the D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership.”

The purpose of the research fellowships is to increase the amount and quality of research conducted at Viterbo University related to ethics in leadership. The increased research will serve to enhance the reputation of the university as a whole and help to improve the quality of teaching in both undergraduate and graduate programs.

All Viterbo faculty members are eligible to apply. Award criteria will be determined by a three-member panel selected by Rick Kyte. Applicants will submit a detailed proposal for research that includes regularly scheduled time for research.

The application deadline is April 30.  Recipients will be announced by May 15. It is expected that award recipients will produce publishable research in their fields related to ethics and/or leadership. The research should also be relevant to courses taught by the faculty member in existing or proposed programs.  

Submit proposals to Rick Kyte, ethics institute.