Sabbatical & Other Leaves, Sabbatical Research Funds

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Sabbatical leave

Funds are allocated annually to support faculty leaves of absence for
purposes of professional growth which will enhance an individual's
effectiveness as a teaching scholar.

Department Chairs or faculty colleagues upload letters of support here. 

Deadline: October 12

Pre-tenure sabbatical leave

Pre-tenure sabbatical leaves provide full-semester leaves to untenured
faculty holding tenure-line positions.

Department Chairs upload letters of support here. 

Deadline: October 12

John Lantz Sabbatical Leave Enhancement Award

These awards enable faculty to spend all, or a portion, of a
sabbatical leave period away from the university. The awards may be
used for moving expenses, rent supplements, or special research costs
which cannot be covered by other faculty professional development
funds.

Department Chairs or faculty colleagues upload letters of support here.

Deadline: October 12

John Lantz Senior Fellowship for Research or Advanced Study

John Lantz Senior Fellowships for Research or Advanced Study provide
funds to extend regularly-scheduled sabbatical leaves to a full academic
year at full pay. Recipients whose research or study interests require
extensive travel or other unusual costs may elect to receive funds up to
$15,000 in lieu of the leave extension.

Department Chairs or faculty colleagues upload letters of support here.  

Deadline: October 12

Robert R. Hamilton Memorial Faculty Enrichment Award

The Robert R. Hamilton Memorial Faculty Enrichment Fund provides funds to support faculty research. These funds are to be used by faculty to continue developing their abilities as teachers through further research or study. Funds may be used to cover travel and other research related costs for faculty on sabbatical.

Department Chairs or faculty colleagues upload letters of support here.

Deadline: October 12

Esther Wagner Endowed Faculty Sabbatical Award

The Esther Wagner Endowed Faculty Sabbatical Fund provides funds to support faculty research. These funds may be used to cover travel and other research related costs for faculty on sabbatical. Per the donor’s stipulation, preference shall be given to pre-tenure, tenure track faculty members in the humanities.

Department Chairs or faculty colleagues upload letters of support here.  

Deadline: October 12

Grant-assisted leave

Funds will be allocated, on an ad hoc basis, to provide partial support for faculty who have obtained external grants or fellowships for scholarly or professional development.

Department Chairs or faculty colleagues upload letters of support here.

Deadline: October 12

Unpaid leave

Leaves of absence may be granted to faculty for purposes of professional
development. Normally the university undertakes no financial support for faculty in such cases, nor does it continue customary benefits. However, faculty may elect to continue most benefits at their own expense.

Department Chairs or faculty colleagues upload letters of support here.  

Deadline: October 12

Release Time

Funds are available for the purpose of providing up to five faculty members with a reduction of one unit in their teaching load during the academic year. The activities for which released time may be granted include scholarly research, writing, or professional development.

Department Chairs or faculty colleagues upload letters of support here.  

Deadline: February 1

Submit Release time or Sabbatical Support Documents Here

(For Department Chairs and faculty colleagues)