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Call for Fellows

Welcome and thank you for your interest in applying to become a research fellow for the Center for Leadership Studies and Educational Research. Please use the links listed below to review the Call for Fellows. 

If, after reviewing this guide in full, you have questions, please contact the Research Chair for this Center directly. 

CLSER Call for Fellows Overview

The Center will serve as the departmental home for faculty and students who have an expressed interest or research agenda associated with the three main tracks of leadership studies, research design and teaching and learning in higher education.

The Center is a place where students and faculty will find the collegiality and socialization necessary for an advanced community of learning. The research will be cultivated and supported in a variety of ways within the center to include inviting direct affiliation with the center and its articulated research agenda, research contributions, serving on the editorial/advisory board or as one of the select research fellows for the center.

Chairs are responsible for developing their center’s charter, strategic mission and vision, research goals, operations, and participation. The Center for Leadership Studies and Educational Research is chaired by Erik Bean, Ed.D. and Ryan Rominger, Ph.D.

To learn more about this Center's mission, visit the Center's homepage.

****2018 CLSER Call Has Been Filled****

2018 Call for Fellowship Involvement

The Center for Leadership Studies and Educational Research (CLSER) is pleased to announce the following 2018 available fellowships and encourages active University of Phoenix faculty to apply. Faculty must be members of CLSER for these scholarships. Applicants will be judged based on their subject matter expertise (SME) related to the call and reviewed on a first come, first serve basis until the awards are matched. The call includes the following categories:

Educational Research: Qualitative Study on Accreditation Standards of Rigor and Academic Excellence for Unique Capstone Projects in Doctoral Programs (1 Fellow)

$10,000

This fellowship is for an experienced qualitative researcher interested in engaging part of a larger doctoral education project, contributing a unique component focused on accreditation standards of rigor and excellence in capstone projects. The study will involve literature review, writing a proposal for IRB review, and conducting interviews. Once interviews are conducted, the researcher will then analyze for categories and themes, and write up a final article for publication and presentation.

Leadership Studies: 2 Tiered Fellowships with Senior Fellow Leading 5 Associate Fellows

$5,000 / 5 x $1,000 (These are stackable, meaning one can use the funds to develop a proposal and later apply for another Office of Scholarship Support [OSS] Teaching and Learning Fellowship or General Research Grant)

This is a group of fellowship opportunities, all focused on Leadership Studies. First, we are calling for a senior researcher (Advanced status with a track record of publication and presentation) who would be willing to mentor 5 associate fellows who are creating leadership studies or projects. Once the associate faculty project is completed, then senior fellow is also paid along with the associate fellow. The goals include: development of associate faculty projects, mentorship of associate faculty, development of relationships between faculty within leadership studies academic area.

Second, we are calling for 5 associate researcher faculty who wish to develop experience within leadership studies. Each researcher must complete either (a) a proposal for a study focused on leadership issues, or (b) a presentation to be given at a national conference. The fellow will be paid upon (a) passing of the study through IRB, or (b) acceptance to present at a conference. The study or presentation should be developed in conjunction with mentorship from the senior research mentor.

Active and Inactive Military (AIM) Special Interest Group: 2 Tiered Fellowships with Senior Fellow Leading 5 Associate Fellows

$5,000 / 5 x $1,000  (These are stackable, meaning one can use the funds to develop a proposal and later apply for another Office of Scholarship Support [OSS] Teaching and Learning Fellowship or General Research Grant)

This is a group of fellowship opportunities, all focused on active or inactive military personnel from any branch of the military (i.e., including, for example, the Reserves). First, we are calling for a senior researcher (Advanced status with a track record of publication and presentation) who would be willing to mentor 5 associate fellows who are creating AIM studies or projects. Once the associate faculty project is completed, then senior fellow is also paid along with the associate fellow. The goals include: development of associate faculty projects, mentorship of associate faculty, development of relationships between faculty within AIM studies.

Second, we are calling for 5 associate researcher faculty who wish to develop experience within AIM studies. Each researcher must complete either (a) a proposal for a study focused on AIM issues, or (b) a presentation on AIM to be given at a national conference. The fellow will be paid upon (a) passing of the study through IRB, or (b) acceptance to present at a conference. The study or presentation should be developed in conjunction with mentorship from the senior research mentor.

To be considered, please forward your C.V. coupled with a one paragraph summary indicating the type of fellowship you are vying for and why you believe you are best suited to deliver it to fruition. Email your materials to:  leadershipstudies@phoenix.edu