Across the span of a faculty member’s career, there are times when a leave—whether for scholarship, family-related, or other reasons—is warranted. To apply for a Fellowship Award or a Scholar Incentive Award, please use the forms on this page. For medical, parental, or other types of leaves, you should initiate a conversation with your department chair and/or Human Resources. Note that some forms of non-scholarly leaves have workload implications and can constitute a break in service. In addition, there is a Code of Practice that governs instructional leaves.
Documents and Resources
Fellowship leaves may be granted for conducting research (including study and related travel), improvement of teaching, and/or production of creative works in literature or the arts.
The purpose of Scholar Incentive Awards is to facilitate and document scholarly research. Applications that reflect other purposes, such as meeting degree requirements, service outside the University, or other professional, career or personal reasons, shall not be considered for these Awards.
Special leaves of absence without pay may be requested for study, writing, research, a creative project, or public service of reasonable duration. A special leave of absence without pay represents a break in service towards the achievement of tenure or a Certificate of Continuous Employment (for a lecturer).
Professional reassignment leaves are granted to members of the instructional staff who serve in the libraries to permit them to engage in research, scholarly writing, and other recognized professional activities that enhance their contribution to the University. Only members of the instructional staff who serve in the libraries are eligible for these leaves.