Sabbatical Support What is sabbatical support?:
The College awards support for sabbatical projects expenses. Sabbatical Project Expenses Grant
: Faculty taking sabbaticals may apply for grants up to $1,600 per semester to cover expenses of their sabbatical project. Irregular use of sabbatical credits may reduce funding proportionally. During the period of sabbatical, faculty are also eligible for other funding categories as appropriate.What criteria are used to determine funding?:
Support for sabbatical projects is available only for those who have been approved for sabbatical leaves. R&D generally looks to the overall quality of the proposal. Specifically, projects should have high intrinsic value and intellectual or creative merit -- posing a significant question, exploring an important issue, addressing a challenging problem, or expressing an artistic idea. Projects should be well-conceived, with achievable goals, and a realistic schedule. Your proposal must be comprehensible to a group of your colleagues who are not likely to be specialists in your field. Finally, R&D looks to the ancestry of the project. The applicant's previous history of grant applications should indicate the ability to accomplish what was promised, to use awarded funds prudently, and to file final reports as required. What expenses are funded?:
Grants for sabbatical projects can be used for expenses such as travel to research sites, laboratory or studio supplies, library access fees, and photocopying. • Special application instructions for just this program:
• A search and appropriate application for external funding is the required first step in the sabbatical support process. To begin your search, you may want to consult www.fdncenter.org
(The Foundation Center), or contact the Corporate, Foundation and Government Support Office
• Submit a copy of your sabbatical leave proposal to R&D at the same time as you submit it to the appropriate personnel committee.
• Attach the R&D cover page to your budgets.
Please be sure to check for application deadlines
(click on "Deadlines"
menu button) .
For information on how to apply, please click on the "Application Instructions"
For instructions on reporting, please click on the "Expense Reporting
" and "Narrative Reports
" menu buttons. (no special reporting requirements for just this program)