R&D Sabbatical Expense


All nonessential travel by faculty is prohibited at this time. Nonessential includes in person attendance at academic conferences or research trips. Faculty may request an exception from the Provost only if appropriate social distancing and other safety measures will be in place. Research & Development funds awarded for travel may be used for registration for remote conferences. Faculty who have been awarded travel grants may retain that funding for future approved use.

Sabbatical Expense Support:
Faculty taking FPC-approved sabbaticals may apply for grants up to $1,600 per semester to cover expenses of their sabbatical project.  During the period of sabbatical, faculty are also eligible for other R&D funding categories as appropriate.

What criteria are used to determine funding?
Support for sabbatical projects is available only for those who have been approved by FPC for sabbatical leaves. The expenses should be reasonable and relate to your FPC approved sabbatical proposal.

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 contact the Corporate, Foundation and Government Support Office for assistance.
  • Submit a copy of your sabbatical leave proposal to R&D at the same time as you submit it to the Faculty Personnel Committee. Budget request can be submitted after the sabbatical is approved by FPC.
  • Attach the R&D cover page to your budgets.

Sabbatical budget requests are considered on a rolling basis and can be submitted anytime after FPC has granted the sabbatical.

For information on how to apply, please visit Application Instructions.
For instructions on reporting, please visit Expense Reporting and Narrative Reports. (No special reporting requirements for just this program)