Deadline: October 17, 2014 (for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)
Submission Procedures: Submit the following materials by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 17. Do not consider your application complete until you hear from Marie Owens at email@example.com. Late submissions are disqualified from consideration except under extraordinary circumstances.
Complete application with the following:
a. Sabbatical Leave Cover Sheet signed by sabbatical applicant, department chair, and college dean.
b. 3-page project narrative (see guidelines below).
c. Current vita.
d. Letter of support from department chair. (Note: Inclusion in application packet is preferred. If letter of support is submitted separately, it should be sent to Joseph Sargent, Davis Hall, 6670 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, October 20.)
For assistance with the submission process, contact Marie Owens at 6501 or email@example.com. For other questions, contact Joseph Sargent at 6669 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Narrative Guidelines
1. The narrative should discuss the research problem or area of interest (scholarly or creative) that you intend to engage during your sabbatical leave. Limit to three pages, single-spaced, with one-inch margins and a font size no smaller than 11 point. Do not exceed three pages.
2. Your application will be reviewed by faculty from each college. Limit use of jargon and discipline-specific terminology (when possible). The clarity, coherence, and completeness of the proposal will be taken into consideration by reviewers.
3. Be as specific as possible. Strong proposals usually place the project in the context of the current state of knowledge relating to the research problem or area of interest. In addition, reviewers often like to see indications that the project is likely to be completed within the stated timeline.
4. The narrative should provide a clear statement of purpose for the proposed project. It should address the following areas:
a. Nature, scope, and objectives of proposed project. Be sure to describe the intellectual, scientific, scholarly, pedagogical, or creative significance of project. This section may include basic ideas, problems, and/or questions addressed; potential impact on the field; plans for dissemination of the product of research (monograph, article, conference paper, exhibit, performance, etc.)
b. Methodology and timeline. Describe the design of the research and how it will be conducted. Include arrangements for access to necessary archives, galleries, collections, laboratories, etc, where relevant. Some may prefer to present the timeline in tabular form.
c. Relation of project to applicant’s professional development and to the intellectual and creative life of the university.