UofL College of Business offering fellowships for research to increase positive leadership

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    Ning Xie, Ph.D., international recruiting manager in the UofL College of Business and one of the 2020 Rechter Fellows in the Project on Positive Leadership
    Ning Xie, Ph.D., international recruiting manager in the UofL College of Business and one of the 2020 Rechter Fellows in the Project on Positive Leadership

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Positive leadership occurs when a person’s words and actions exhibit exceptional virtue, inspiring others to act based on feelings of admiration, elevation, gratitude or awe.

    The Project on Positive Leadership, a partnership between the University of Louisville College of Business and UofL Athletics, was created to teach virtues-based leadership skills to individuals, leaders, universities and organizations. To further this mission, the project is offering five grants of up to $5,000 to be used for research or to develop instructional tools that focus on positive leadership.

    This will be the second year for the grants, which are funded by a donation from the Sam and Bonnie Rechter Family Trust. The grants are to be awarded for the 2021 calendar year, with awardees identified as fellows of the Project on Positive Leadership. Instructional tools developed through the Rechter Fellowships will be made available for distribution through the project to help advance its mission.

    “Leadership is something that touches everyone, that everyone should aspire to and that everyone should understand. We want all of UofL’s students to grow as leaders and engaged citizens,” said Todd Mooradian, Ph.D., dean of the UofL College of Business. “The Rechter Fellowships foster multidisciplinary approaches to exploring and teaching leadership and will advance President Neeli Bendapudi’s vision of giving all of our students the skillsets and the mindsets to impact their world in powerful ways.”

    Individuals both within and outside of UofL may submit proposals for the grants, which are due Oct. 15. For details and requirements, see the request for proposal.

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    Betty Coffman
    Betty Coffman is a Communications Coordinator focused on research and innovation at UofL. A UofL alumna and Louisville native, she served as a writer and editor for local and national publications and as an account services coordinator and copywriter for marketing and design firms prior to joining UofL’s Office of Marketing and Communications.