The D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership awards up to three fellowships each year for faculty to conduct research in their fields related to the topics of ethics and leadership. All Viterbo University faculty members are eligible to apply for the fellowships. The fellowships will provide each recipient with an award of $7,000. 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.  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 University faculty members are eligible to apply for the fellowships.

Submission Criteria/Selection Process
Applicants will submit a detailed proposal that includes regularly scheduled time for research. Proposals should include a plan to produce publishable research in a field related to ethics and/or leadership. The research should also be relevant to courses taught by the faculty member in existing or proposed programs. Finalists will be determined by a four to five-member panel selected by the Director of the Reinhart Institute, Dr. Rick Kyte.

The application deadline is April 8, 2021.  Please submit proposals to Rick Kyte at The recipients will be announced by April 22, 2021.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020–21 Research Fellows

  • Jacqueline Herbers, Assistant Professor, English,  “Understanding Gender, the Presidency, and the Press: A Critical Literacy Approach”

  • John Robinson, Associate Professor, Business, “Global Finance and the Common Good

 2020 -21 Undergraduate Fellow

  • Mariah Studinski, Marketing