The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce calls for proposals for Sabbatical Research Fellowship awards. This program is designed to advance scholarship among faculty at the rank of Associate Professor. Up to six Fellowships of $3,000 will be awarded to be used to support the cost of conducting advanced research in order to enable those faculty to carry out and publish creative activity or research whose successful completion will contribute to their candidacy for promotion to Professor.
The following guidelines govern these awards:
· Associate Professors may apply for the award for use during either a half- or full-year sabbatical.
· Faculty applying for these Fellowships must have been approved for a full-year or half-year sabbatical for the next academic year by their Deans by the time of the application.
· Applicants must demonstrate an ongoing record of teaching excellence, institutional leadership and service, and research or creative activity appropriate to their years at rank and indicative of viability for candidacy for promotion at some point in the future.
· The awarding of a Sabbatical Research Fellowship does not prevent recipients from seeking and accepting other forms of research support, either internal or external, except the Drake Research Grant. Applicants may apply for both the Sabbatical Research Fellowship and the DRG, but may be awarded only one.
Assistant professors in at least their fourth year who are applying for a split-sabbatical; associate professors in at least their fourth year at that rank who are applying for a half- or full-year sabbatical.
Up to six awards.
Completed applications, including Department Chairs' statements, are due to the applicant's Dean by Friday, February 7, 20202.
Deans will provide their statements attesting to their perspective on how well they think the candidate meets the above criteria, as well as the packet of material provided by the nominee, electronically, to the Associate Provost, Art Sanders, by Monday, February 17, 2020.
Arthur Sanders, Associate Provost, email@example.com