Faculty Handbook : Leaves

Fellowship Leave (Sabbatical) - Tenured faculty members who have completed six years of continuous paid full time service with the University shall be eligible for a fellowship award. Applications for a fellowship award may be made for the following purposes: Research (including study and related travel), Improvement of teaching or Creative work in literature or the arts. The applicant must continue to serve for at least one year after expiration of the leave unless this provision is expressly waived by the Board of Trustees. The application in the form of a plan shall be submitted to the EFC and, if approved, to the CCNY Review Committee and the Faculty Committee on Personnel Matters (FCPM). If the latter committees approve, they shall forward the application for the President’s endorsement. The endorsement must state that the work of the department in which the applicant serves can be so arranged as to be carried forward effectively during the faculty members’ period of the leave. Application may be made for a full year leave at 80% salary, or one-half year leave at 80% of salary. The FCPM may identify one applicant college-wide per year to receive an approved half-year leave at full pay.
 
Scholar Incentive Awards – Awards of one semester to one year in length may be granted to full time faculty for the sole purpose of facilitating bona fide and documented scholarly research. Other projects or proposals (e.g. meeting of degree requirements, study, service outside the University) or reasons (e.g. professional, career, personal) shall not be considered for these Awards. The application in the form of a plan shall be submitted to the EFC and, if approved, to the CCNY Review Committee and the Faculty Committee on Personnel Matters (FCPM). If the latter committees approve, they shall forward the application for the President’s endorsement. Such endorsement must state that the work of the department in which the applicant serves can be so arranged as to be carried forward effectively during the period of the leave. Upon positive recommendation of the President, the application shall be forwarded to the Chancellor for review and recommendation.
 
A candidate must be a full time faculty member and who has completed not less than one full year of continuous paid full time service. A candidate may be compensated by the University for up to 25% of annual salary rate, but may be less than 25% if the amount of any outside fellowship and grant support received would result in earnings above 100% of salary. The total amount of money earnable with outside support and the University salary may not exceed 100% of the annual salary rate that the person would have received without the leave.
 
Further details regarding eligibility criteria and application processes for the above leaves are available on the PSC website: http://psc-cuny.org/our-contracts/article-25-research-fellowship-and-scholar-incentive-awards, and from the CCNY Human Resources Department, Shepard Hall Suite 50, and https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/hr/forms.