College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Sabbatical Information

Much of this information is new--please read carefully.


The R&D and CSCE sponsored fora will provide information that will outline the new sabbatical application and review processes":

The fora will be held during the first full week of April.

April 8, 2014               9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.            DEV 109D


April 10, 2014             3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              LIB 030 (Multipurpose room)

Samples of sabbatical proposals on the Provost's site  (coming soon)

Information on grants for sabbaticals from the Office of Sponsored Programs:

For the new Sabbatical Leave Template, Guidelines for Writing a Successful Sabbatical Proposal, and FAQs, please see the University Sabbatical Website:


Nota bene--the new deadline for faculty to submit proposals is September 1.

CLAS FDC will be offering sabbatical writing workshops this summer for CLAS faculty- - dates and details will be sent to to sabbatical-eligble CLAS faculty by the end of the winter semester.  In addition, the FDC will pre-read sabbatical drafts and give you feedback up until 5 days before the September 1 deadline.  Please contact the current chair of the FDC, Heather Van Wormer ( for more information.

GVSU research is conducted in compliance with the university’s IACUC and Biosafety policies.

IRB Review Expectations for Sabbatical Proposals


CLAS Sabbatical Showcase

Memo to Unit Heads & Sabbatical Eligible Faculty (coming soon)

Contact Chair of the CLAS Faculty Development Committee

Page last modified April 9, 2014