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Faculty Professional Development Leave Program
The Radford University Faculty Professional Development Leave Program provides tenured faculty an opportunity to engage in advanced study, research, and/or other scholarly and creative activities that will enhance their competencies as teachers/scholars and better prepare them to fulfill their teaching and other professional obligations to the university. This program supports traditional forms of professional development as well as alternative opportunities that would enable a faculty member to intern with a company, agency, school, or other such entity in order to enhance, reestablish, or re-energize their research, scholarship, or creative activity in their area of professional practice. Leave may be requested at full pay for one semester or at one-half pay for two semesters, according to the terms specified in the Faculty Handbook. Faculty are responsible for their own living expenses.
Leave may be requested at full pay for one semester or at one-half pay for two semesters, according to the terms specified in the Faculty Handbook. To maximize the number of awards that can be made annually, faculty are encouraged to consider leave requests of one year at (half) pay or adjustments of workload within the department, where possible. Additional salary support for faculty is not allowed.
Seed Grant Program (Deadlines: September 15, October 15, November 15, December 15, January 15, February 15, March 15 and April 15 )
Seed Grants are one-year grants to fund pilot or preliminary work leading to external funding for large research/creative projects by members of the faculty and staff.