2024-2025 Sabbatical Leave

The Sabbatical Leave Program provides one and two semester leaves to eligible faculty members to undertake projects of academic significance to themselves and their departments or units. Faculty are not required to be in attendance at the University during a sabbatical leave. The Program is administered by the Dean’s Office of Arts and Sciences for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. This year, faculty may submit the application through DocuSign or through the PDF version. 

Application: 2024-2025 Sabbatical Leave Application [DOCUSIGN]  or Sabbatical Leave Program 2024-2025

Deadline: Friday, January 5, 2024

2024-2025 Competitive Leave

The University’s Competitive Fellowship Leave program allows eligible faculty members the opportunity to take advantage of fellowship offers made through several prestigious and highly competitive national and international programs, e.g. Fulbright, Guggenheim, Mellon, Social Science Research Council, American Council of Learned Societies, without major financial detriment.

Application: 2024-2025 Competitive Leave Fellowship Program Guidelines, Agreement and Authorization Form [PDF]

Deadline (to the FASC Dean’s Office): Monday, April 15, 2024

Please note:  Faculty eligible for faculty leaves must also receive approval by their Department Chair and Dean. Typically, approval is based on the teaching needs of the department and overall budget. If you have questions regarding sabbatical or competitive leave, please feel free to contact Maria Buckley at maria.buckley@rutgers.edu, (856) 225-2951 or your Department Chair. Also, before submitting your application to the Dean’s Office for final approval and processing, the Department Chair endorsement must be included.

2024-2025 Non-Instructional Assignment Application and Instructions

While the University continues not to permit “terminal sabbatical” agreements, the University and the AAUP-AFT have negotiated an agreement which provides faculty with a paid one- or two-semester Non-Instructional Assignment, which is a research assignment where faculty devote all their time and effort towards an approved research project.  Upon completion of that Non-Instructional Assignment, the faculty member is not required to return to University service for a period of time equal to the length of the Non-Instructional Assignment.  Eligible, full-time AAUP-AFT faculty (but not including AAUP-AFT faculty formerly represented by the AAUP-BHSNJ) may apply for a Non-Instructional Assignment.  If approved, faculty will be allowed to concentrate on a research project of academic significance to themselves and their departments or schools/units in their assigned field of study for one or two semesters at 100% of their base salary (while not being required to resume their duties at the University following such assignment).

Application: 2024-2025 Non-Instructional Assignment Application [DOCUSIGN]  or Fill-in PDF application or Print blank application

Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2024




2023-2024 Faculty on Leave

Fall 2023
  • Biology
    • Andrey Grigoriev
  • Chemistry
    • Jinglin Fu
    • Catherine Grgicak
  • Childhood Studies
    • Lynne Vallone
  • Economics
    • I-ming Chiu
  • English and Communication
    • Richard Epstein
    • Christopher Fitter
    • Aaron Hostetter
    • Ellen Ledoux
  • History
    • Kendra Boyd
    • Charlene Mires
    • Lorrin Thomas
    • Wendy Woloson
  • Mathematical Sciences
    • Siqi Fu
    • Howard Jacobowitz
  • Psychology
    • Sean Duffy
    • Tamara Nelson
  • Public Policy and Administration
    • Paul Jargowsky
    • Jovanna Rosen
  • Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice
    • Kayla Preito-Hodge
    • Jane Siegel
  • Visual, Media and Performing Arts
    • Elizabeth Demaray
Spring 2024
  • Biology
      • Anthony Geneva
      • Xingyun Qi
  • Chemistry
    • Catherine Grgicak
  • Childhood Studies
    • Lauren Silver
  • English and Communication
    • William FitzGerald
  • History
    • Evan Jewell
    • Lorrin Thomas
    • Wendy Woloson
  • Philosophy and Religion
    • Nicole Karapanagiotis
  • Political Science
    • Anthony Grasso
    • Beth Rabinowitz
  • Psychology
    • Courtenay Cavanaugh
    • Jamie Dunaev
  • Public Policy and Administration
    • Paul Jargowsky
    • Lorraine Minnite
    • Erin Robinson
  • Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice
    • Nathan Link
    • Visual, Media and Performing Arts
      • Elizabeth Pilliod
  • World Languages and Cultures
    • Carla Giaudrone
    • Silvia Perez-Cortes

2022-2023 Faculty on Leave
2021-2022 Faculty on Leave
2020-2021 Faculty on Leave
2019-2020 Faculty on Leave
2018-2019 Faculty on Leave
2017-2018 Faculty on Leave