All continuing faculty and full-time visitors are eligible to apply. The Faculty Grants Committee awards funds in support of research or creative activities. Please visit the committee's website for more information on the type of funding available, how to apply and deadlines for proposals. There are three deadlines each academic year; faculty may only be awarded one grant of each type per year.
Annual conference allowance
The Office of the Dean of Faculty provides an annual conference allowance for faculty attending conferences or professional meetings. Continuing faculty of all ranks and full-time visiting faculty members are eligible to be reimbursed for these conference expenses
Sabbatical leaves (tenure-track and tenured faculty only)
For assistant professors prior to receiving tenure, are eligible for a a one-semester sabbatical at full salary after six semesters of full-time teaching and a successful reappointment review.
Newly-tenured associate professors are eligible for a one-semester sabbatical at full salary after six more semesters of full-time teaching and a successful tenure review.
Thereafter, associate and full professors are eligible to apply for a one-semester sabbatical leave at full salary after eight semesters of full-time teaching (or a year-long sabbatical leave after sixteen semesters).
All sabbatical leave requests are subject to review and require approval of the dean of faculty. Scholarly or non-scholarly leaves of absence may be arranged through consultation with the department chair and the dean of faculty. More information about sabbaticals and other leaves is available on the dean of faculty resource site on my.mtholyoke.
Upon recommendation of the department chair and with the approval of the dean of faculty, senior lecturers may occasionally be granted sabbatical in the first year of their first five-year contract. Senior lecturers may apply for subsequent sabbaticals at the same intervals as those specified for tenured faculty (pro-rated in accordance with their FTE).