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Center Announces "2012 Call for Proposals" on Leadership Research.

In an ongoing effort to advance the study of leadership, the Center for Leadership in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) is currently accepting proposals for research projects in the area of leadership and leadership development. The opportunity is open to all faculty members or post-doctoral researchers at any university in Florida.

Two awards of up to $10,000 each from the Center will fund faculty salary, travel, research infrastructure and supplies.

Submissions must be received before November 19, 2012 and winners will be notified no later than February 15, 2013. Research must be completed within 12 months of receiving the award.

"Our Center is committed to advancing the study of leadership by providing funding for promising new research," states Mayra Beers, Ph.D., Director of Operations for the Center and a Knight Research Fellow. "We believe that research informs practice; therefore, following the scientist-practitioner model, we are looking for research that encompasses both theory and application."

Driving Leadership Research

Dr. Beers says the Center is seeking innovative studies and applications that address current trends, issues, and gaps in the leadership literature (i.e. leader training & development, leader-member exchange, succession planning, high potential identification, decision-making, individual differences, etc.).

"Awardees will also be recognized as Fellows of the FIU Center for Leadership for a period of one year starting from their receipt of the award," adds Candace Atamanik, Research Associate at the Center.

A review panel comprised of members from the FIU Center for Leadership's Academic Advisory Board, staff and faculty affiliates, and members of the FIU community will review submitted proposals. Awards will be given to individuals

who, in the judgment of the review panel, have demonstrated superior professional achievement (such as publications, presentations, honors, awards or other designations), are committed to advancing leadership research, and show promise for future achievement as academicians and professionals.

"This is an excellent opportunity for individuals to take their leadership research idea to the next level, with help from the Center for Leadership," points out Dr. Beers.

Complete details about eligibility and submission of proposals can be found at http://lead.fiu.edu/research/callforproposals/2012.