Illinois Leadership Center (ILC) Faculty Fellows Program

The Illinois Leadership Center (ILC) accepts applications for the Faculty Fellows Program during the summer and on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.  The ILC Faculty Fellows are a group of leadership scholars from a variety of disciplines, with an interest in and focus on leadership research and/or leadership education.  A discretionary fund of $2500 per year will be given to each fellow to support their leadership research and scholarly activities.  Please note: the Fellows Program does not include release from the faculty member's other departmental or college duties.

To apply, please submit the following materials to Nick Bonanno, Assistant Director of Research and Assessment at the Illinois Leadership Center via email at

  • A statement or abstract of the proposed leadership research (no more than 3 pages single spaced) including the following details:
    • An explanation of why you want to be an ILC Faculty Fellow.
    • An overview of your leadership research agenda and, if selected, what you plan to work on in the upcoming year.
    • A description of how your research will align with the Illinois® Leadership Model, which can be found on the “about” page of our website.
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of support from your supervisor

If you have questions about the program or application process, please contact Nick Bonanno via email at, or connect with us via the Illinois Leadership Center, located in room 290 of the Illini Union or at