Admissions & Aid
The university provides full-time members of the faculty with various kinds of leave for research and other academic purposes. General terms for Fellowship Leaves (sabbatical) and Scholar Incentive Awards may be found in Article 25 of the PSC-CUNY Contract and Code of Practice Regarding Instructional Staff Academic Leaves (PDF) from CUNY Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM).
Fellowship Leaves are available for research (including study and related travel), improvement of teaching, and creative work in literature and the arts.
The full-pay, one-semester Fellowship Leave is competitive, and only one such leave is awarded per year. Applicants who are not chosen for the full-pay leave will be given the opportunity to re-submit their application to be considered for the standard 80% leave.
Scholar Incentive Awards are intended to promote bona fide, documented scholarly work, including creative work in the arts.
Application for Scholar Incentive Awards must be submitted in a timely manner that allows for the required department, college, and university review and approvals. The general deadlines are the following:
Special leaves of absence without pay may be requested for study, writing, research, a creative project, or public service of reasonable duration.
While considered a significant exception, changing the dates (semesters) of your academic leave is permissible, but all requests are subject to review and approval and the following restrictions:
Fall Semester: March 30
Spring Semester: October 30