The Bill & Connie Nobles Fellowship

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations - Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and
New Jersey, United States
$25,000.00 - $25,000.00
May 04, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

The Bill & Connie Nobles Fellowship  

For the study of servant leadership in liberating organizations

This fellowship will support research on leadership in the process of developing liberating organizations.  What is the process that a leader goes through in terms of leadership in order to transform an organization from a command-and-control organization?  How does a leader go about the process of organizational transformation to an organization where associates are encouraged to create new organizational forms that satisfy the fundamental human needs for trust and self-respect, self-realization and development on one’s talents, and autonomy and self-direction? This is sometimes referred to as “freedom-based management.”  The proposed study may involve interviews and case studies of individuals or groups of leaders themselves or case studies of this process in different organizations from the individual leader perspective. 

Doctoral candidates, untenured and tenured professors and senior scholars in the social sciences and humanities with a Ph.D. in a related discipline may apply for a $25,000 stipend that can be use for research/travel/personal expenses in order to accomplish the study.  Please submit an email application with a 1500-word proposal and a vita to and by July 31, 2021, with decisions by August 15th in order to begin research by September. The proposal should address in detail how the scholar plans to carry out the study within one year. 

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