Update on Scholarship Opportunities - March 2015

Update on Scholarship Opportunities - March 2015

This newsletter includes a vast list of scholarship opportunities available to affiliates with the Center for Workplace Diversity Research.

I would thank Dr. Holly Rick and Dr. Kevin Bottomley for their restless willingness to provide our Center with such oustanding opportunities.

Please share them with your peers.

Army Research Institute’s “Foundational Science Research Unit"

Hi Everyone – I wanted to let you know about a request for research proposals from the Army Research Institute’s “Foundational Science Research Unit".  This is for funding in basic science and a number of topics are seeking to advance our fundamental understanding of groups and teams. The complete announcement is in the attached .pdf file

ARIFY15FSRUBAA[W911NF-15-R-0007] (1).pdf

Below I've highlighted some of the key topics.

Topic 1 (Learning in Formal and Informal Environments), requests research on theory related to learning in small groups as well as expresses an interest in researchers developing “innovative theory and learning methods to maximize collective learning processes and outcomes for individual and group tasks” (see pp. 9-10).

Topic 4 (Organizational Effectiveness) describes a number of areas of research relevant to members of INGRoup interested in group processes and group dynamics (see pp. 14-15). For example, it specifically requests proposals that help develop “theories of group structure and processes that can address cross-level causal influences, temporal variation and dynamics, inter-organizational communication and collaboration, and resilience and adaptability within and across organizations”, as well as research that can help “develop, expand, and test theories about how individuals and groups in collectives generate and transmit meaning within and across levels. Use these to better understand the causes and consequences of social norms, organizational culture, organizational learning, social identity, social structure and sense-making.”

Topic 5 (Socio-Cultural Capabilities) on pp. 15-17 has a specific request for research on “Understanding cultural differences in teams and groups”.

This is just a sampling of the topics requesting research on groups.  The Army Research Institute has long funded research in the organizational sciences so I encourage you to review the attached BAA. This is a  great opportunity to be considered for funding that advances theory in groups and teams.  Note also that, if you are unsure that your idea is relevant, they have a "white paper" review process (see pp. 23-24).  These are due April 3, 2015. White Papers are not required for funding, but these are an excellent way for you to flesh out your thinking on a topic without writing the full proposal as well as get some preliminary feedback as to the relevance of your ideas and how your proposal could be improved. The final proposals are due June 5, 2015.​

Dr. Kevin Bottomley (CWDR Research Affiliate - North Carolina)

SBE Emerging Scholars Program in August in Vancouver

Ph.D. students whose research touches on business ethics, business & society, sustainability, or corporate social responsibility are invited to submit an abstract for the SBE "Emerging Scholar" program. Abstracts for both theoretical papers (either normative or positivist) and empirical papers are welcome. The emerging scholar workshop will take place on 7 August, 2015 – during the annual meetings of the Society for Business Ethics and the Academy of Management in Vancouver. The deadline for submissions is 15 March, 2015. Ph.D. students may submit an abstract of between 750 and 1,000 words along with a short list of relevant citations and a cover page with full contact information and affiliation. More information and submission guidelines are available on the SBE website: http://sbeonline.org/?page_id=2984 

The goal of the emerging scholar workshop is to provide students with professional advice and a networking opportunity with members of the Society for Business Ethics. Emerging scholars will also present their research in a paper session at the SBE conference, which will take place 6-9 August 2015 in Vancouver. Ph.D. students whose abstracts are accepted will receive the Society for Business Ethics Founders' Award, a complimentary SBE conference registration, and a one-year subscription to SBE’s multidisciplinary journal – Business Ethics Quarterly. 

Please address all questions to Colina Frisch: colina.frisch@unisg.ch

Dr. Holly Rick (CWDR Research Affiliate - Arizona)

7th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference

Henley Business School is very pleased to be hosting the 7th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference on

15th & 16th July 2015 at Greenlands, Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom

The Conference Theme is  “Pluralistic perspectives of leadership and leadership development”

With Guest Speakers: Prof. Mary Uhl-Bien, Prof. Mike Pedler, Prof. Alan Bryman, Prof. John Adair & Prof. Adrian Furnham

DLCC was started in 2009 as a forum for leadership and management academics, practitioners, policy makers and students to come together to debate and explore recent developments in the theory and practice of leadership development. It is now a well-established annual conference attracting very well-respected participants.

Developing Leadership Capacity Conference July 2015.pdf

Abstract and Paper Submissions

Contributions are welcome in the form of full or developmental papers, workshops or posters submitted initially as an extended abstract of no more than 750 words. Each submission will be subject to a blind peer review process. All submissions should be made no later than Monday 23rd March 2015, to be submitted as a word document emailed to the conference organisers at DLCC@henley.ac.uk

Potential topics 

DLCC 2015 wish to call for papers that are broad, multi-facetted, and not exclusive. We invite colleagues from academia and practice to help critique, challenge and inform the discussion and understanding about effective and sustainable leadership development in a pluralistic environment. Topics may include but are not exclusive to:

  • Multi-lens thinking on leadership development
  • Developing team leadership and leadership teams
  • Evaluation of leadership development
  • Coaching and action learning
  • Trust and power in leadership processes
  • Leadership of the future: technology and leadership in global and virtual teams
  • Case-studies including learning from the failure of current leadership development and leadership causing damage to business and society

Key dates for papers

  • Extended abstracts submission due: 23rd March, 2015
  • Notification of Acceptance: 8th April, 2015
  • Final paper submission: 1st June, 2015


For more information, please see the attachment and the following link


or please contact Steph Caress S.A.Caress@henley.ac.uk  

Dr. Holly Rick (CWDR Research Affiliate - Arizona) 

16th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Intelligence Research

Meeting of the International Society for Intelligence Research. Registration is now open for submission of abstracts to the 16th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Intelligence Research to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 18-20. You may submit your abstracts (and symposia requests)  using the forms provided at  http://www.isironline.org/2015-albuquerque-new-mexico-september-18-20 

Please indicate your preference of presentation type with your submission. All abstracts will be peer reviewed for scientific rigor and interest to the intelligence community. Look forward to seeing you all for a great meeting in ABQ!

For further information contact:International Society for Intelligence Research
Phone: 804-727-0209
Email: mamcdani@vcu.edu



Electronic submissions will open on March 1. The deadline for abstracts is May 1, 2015.

There are two abstract submission forms:

Please note, only one first-authored presentation (paper or poster) will be allowed for each registered participant. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Decisions will be sent after July 1, 2015. To be included in the program, it is necessary to be accepted and to register for the conference.

Dr. Holly Rick (CWDR Research Affiliate - Arizona) 

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