Leadership Research Fellowships

The Terrence E. Deal Leadership Institute sponsors student fellowships to advance the research of leadership from a variety of perspectives. Launched during the 2021-2022 academic year, the TDLI Leadership Research Fellowship program invites students to annually submit proposals on specified topics related to leadership.

Leadership Research Topic History

Year Topic
2021-2022 Metaphor and Leadership

Fellowship Proposals

Calls for 2022-2023 leadership research fellowship proposals will be posted here in late summer/early fall 2022.


Up to ten awards will be provided. Each fellowship award is $500 paid in the spring semester upon completion of the fellowship project. The award is taxable income.

Award Requirements

  • Must be a student at the University of La Verne
  • Completion of online application
  • Demonstration of ability to complete the proposed fellowship project
  • Project advances the understanding of leadership

Review Criteria

  • Proposal raises important insight into leadership
  • Completion of the project will engender learning (of student and stakeholders)
  • Approach and research are thoughtful and articulated

Research Fellowship Timeline

The timeline for proposal submittals, review, and fellow selection will be added here in late summer/early fall 2022.