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Fellowship in Leadership

As a Fellow, you will develop your capacity for leadership and delve into questions about leadership and teamwork. You’ll work collaboratively with program faculty and staff in an environment that fosters deep learning through inquiry and real-world problem solving.

Benefits and Activities

During Winter and Spring Quarters, you will:

  • Participate in interdisciplinary discussions in general sessions and in a small group
  • Explore themes such as self-management, discovering your main strengths, connecting with your purpose, how to motivate and inspire others, cultivating inclusive environments in teams, the concept of mission on a team, and how to give and receive effective feedback
  • Study major theories, thinkers and frameworks of leadership, followership and teamwork

Recognition and Commitment

  • Overall, Fellows dedicate around 3 hours per week for large group and small group sessions, time for outside readings and exercises, and time to work on the Small Group Project
  • On successful completion of the program, participants are designated as a Center for Leadership Fellow, receive a $1,000 stipend, and are offered additional opportunities during their time at Northwestern to contribute to the work of the Center.

Eligibility and How to Apply

The Fellowship is open to full-time TGS, J.D. and medical students as well as full-time post-docs. To be eligible to apply, students and post-docs must participate in our Leadership Coaching program.

In order to learn more, sign up for a Virtual Informational Session or see the info sheet below. For additional questions, email us at

2021 Fellowship in Leadership Informational Page

Fill out the application for the 2021 Fellowship by November 13th, 2020.

2021 Fellowship in Leadership Application


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