Interdisciplinary Leadership Research (ILR) seed grants are specifically aimed to stimulate inter- and multidisciplinary research, scholarship and creative works on the topic of leadership.
Grants should explore new areas of research with high impact and future funding potential or projects that are of high-value to the understanding of leader development within the university context (such as developing leadership among our students, faculty, within STEM, etc.).
Seed grants support projects that take investigators in creative, and sometimes high-risk, high-reward directions including team development proposals for future large collaborative research projects. Proposed projects may take a variety of forms, but must represent an investment in the future research, scholarly, or creative vitality of the university.
We encourage proposals from all disciplines at CU Boulder including:
Congratulations to the following awardees of the Interdisciplinary Leadership Research Seed Grant!
Kira Pasquesi, Program Director, Leadership Studies Minor
John Griffin, Professor of Political Science
Roudy Hildreth, Executive Director, CU Engage • Faculty Affiliate, Educational Foundations, Policy & Practice
Fall 2020 Recipients
Dr. Deb Palmer, Professor of Equity, Bilingualism, & Biliteracy and Alex McGrath, Graduate Research Assistant and Instructor
Dr. Sabrina Volpone, Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership & Information Analytics
Spring 2020 Recipient
Peter H. Huang, Professor and DeMuth Chair at the University of Colorado Law School
All CU Boulder faculty and staff who hold an appointment of half-time or greater are eligible to apply. Students are eligible to receive funding, however they must be sponsored by half-time or greater CU Boulder faculty or staff. The faculty or staff member must be the author of the application. The lead PI should be employed by CU Boulder. Co-PIs are allowed, and can be funded as long as they are CU Boulder faculty. Collaborators from other institutions are also permitted, but cannot receive funding from the program. *Postdoctoral Fellows and RA/SRAs in short-term, transitional postdoctoral training positions should not apply as the PI.
Additional eligibility information:
Application Details, Process & Requirements
We are no longer accepting applications for 2022, please check back later for 2023 submission dates!
Proposals should be only 2-pages, use clear writing appropriate for non-specialists, and make a strong case for the importance of the project to reviewers outside the discipline. Proposal documents should be in Arial 11-point type, 1.5 space, with at least 0.5" margins.
All applications must be fully anonymized so the PIs/researchers and departments cannot be identified. Include in your email two separate files – the anonymized file and a file that includes the PI's vita and collaborators.
The Center for Leadership Executive Committee will review applications, provide comments, convene to discuss proposals and recommend proposals for funding. Proposals will be evaluated in three primary areas:
If you have any additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.