Faculty Research Leave (Sabbatical Leave)
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Faculty members may spend their sabbatical leave, typically 9-12 months, at the Laboratory.
The Faculty Research Leave Program is intended to provide mutual benefits to the faculty members and the Laboratory. In addition to bringing about fruitful research activity, it provides Argonne scientists and engineers and visiting faculty opportunities to develop a strengthened rapport and to catalyze the formation of continuing research partnerships and collaborations.
Appointments are normally for an academic or a calendar year.
To be eligible for the appointment, a faculty member must be in receipt of a sabbatical-leave award (or other appropriate award) from his/her university, have the approval of the appropriate university administrator to accept the Argonne appointment, and have demonstrated accomplishment in an area of research and/or development relevant to research at Argonne. Faculty applicants must be full-time faculty members of an accredited U.S. college or university.
During the Faculty Research Leave appointment, the faculty member remains on the payroll and under fringe benefits of the university. Typically, Argonne reimburses the university for 50% of salary and fringe benefits for the academic-year (9 months).
Argonne desires that the expression of interest in Faculty Research Leave participation by an individual faculty member, along with university endorsement of such participation, be transmitted to the Communications, Education and Public Affairs Division. Expressions of interest should include a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and a brief statement of the research interests of the faculty member.
Interactions of faculty with students in the research programs is strongly encouraged. This can take the form of research collaboration as well as more conventional interactions such as seminars and teaching. Also, when funding is available, faculty can involve qualified student(s) from their home campus in their Argonne research program.
To apply for a FRLA appointment, print the application packet below.
Using the research catalog identify on your application the research division, the research number of the research topics that interest you, and the underscore title. These should be listed in order of preference on your application.
For further information, contact:
Faculty Research Leave (Sabbatical)
Communications, Education and Public Affairs Division
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne IL 60439-4845