Awards & Grants

BLI Global Scholarship – Summer 2014
Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

The Barger Leadership Institute Global Scholarship is designed to support students who are pursuing rich educational and developmental experiences through a formal study abroad program. Special priority is given to programs in non-English speaking or developing countries. This award will provide limited financial assistance for tuition, airfare, or additional living expenses for studying abroad.

BLI Global Internship Award – Summer 2014
Deadline: Friday, April 4, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

The BLI Global Internship Award is designed to assist students who seek to explore the practice of leadership in a global context.  We support internship experiences with significant leadership development components. Internships can either take place in another region of the world or within an organization having a global reach.

Student Project Proposal – Winter 2014 Deadline 
Deadline: Friday, January 24, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

BLI Student Project funding is intended to (1) stimulate learning about leadership through practice, (2) encourage and support student initiative, and (3) seed innovative projects that will contribute to the Institute, campus community, and/or society.  BLI Student Project funding provides BLI-affiliated students with grants up to $1,500 and other forms of support to launch medium to long-term team projects that address issues about which they are passionate.

BLI Small Grants - 2013-2014 Academic Year
Deadline: Rolling

BLI Small Grants are intended to (1) stimulate learning about leadership through practice, (2) encourage and support student initiative, and (3) seed innovative projects that will contribute to the Institute, campus community, and/or society.  A rolling application deadline and a speedy review process will ensure the opportunity to support short-term projects or unexpected opportunities. The Small Grants program provides grants up to $200 to BLI-affiliated students to launch short-term projects or events that address issues about which they are passionate.

Faculty/Student Leadership Research Teams – 2014-2015 Academic Year
Deadline: To Be Announced Soon

The Barger Leadership Institute is committed to creating collaborative research opportunities for faculty and students and their organizational partners both in the United States and internationally. The Institute will support partnerships of organizational leaders, University of Michigan undergraduate students and University of Michigan faculty who work in research teams to understand and strengthen organizational leadership, the lifeblood of successful organizations.