Study Leaves for Tenured Instructional Faculty, funded by the Provost, are intended to provide paid temporary leave for the support of advancing scholarly research, teaching, and/or creative activity, including development of innovative teaching approaches and methods. The college encourages its full-time, tenured faculty with six or more years of service to George Mason University to pursue this opportunity.
Leave may be taken during the Fall or Spring semester of the academic year following announcement of the award. Leave may be taken for one semester at full pay or two semesters at half pay. The leave schedule must be approved by the department chair and Dean.
Applicants must submit all materials listed above to the Dean’s Office by October 1st of each year. When the deadline falls on a weekend, the application deadline is usually the following Monday.
Applications for study leave for the 2017-2018 academic year must be submitted by email to the college (at firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday, October 5, 2016.
The guidelines for eligibility, study leave period, and required application materials are available at the link to the right, as is the cover page for the application.
Questions regarding the study leave program should be directed to Michele Schwietz, the college's associate dean for research.
Conditions of the Award