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Sabbaticals 2021 Applications

Here you can find more information about TILT's Sabbatical funding application process including submission dates, 1-2-1 drop-in sessions for applicants and guidance and application form.

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TILT is delighted to announce that this year's Sabbatical Scheme is now open for Sabbatical funding applications.

The Sabbatical Scheme funds a continuous period of release from regular duties for individual, pairs or groups (Tiger Team) of academic and/or professional service staff to advance the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at NTU.

An award should contribute to the professional development of the applicant(s), advance the strategic aims of the university, and in doing so positively impact on learning and teaching at NTU and, where applicable, across the Higher Education (HE) sector.

The scheme provides salary buy-out for up to six months at Lecturer/Senior Lecturer salary scale and TILT awards up to three full-time Sabbaticals each year. Awards made in 2020/21 will take place in the academic year 2021/22.

The TILT Sabbatical application is a two-stage process.

Stage One:

Applicants submit an Expression of Interest.

This should include:

  • Project focus, mandate and expected impact referencing project outputs and outcomes;
  • Project management including a delivery timeline setting out main phases of work and associated key activities linked to individual team members responsible for delivery;
  • Plans for Monitoring and Evaluation, setting out how the impact of the project (outcomes) will be measured, recorded and reported.

To apply, download the Sabbatical Expression of Interest Form and Guidance.

The deadline for submission of Sabbatical Expression of Interest 2020/21 is 5 pm Monday 14th December.

Stage One Drop-in Sessions
This year 1-2-1  drop-in sessions are available for colleagues who are interested in finding out more about the Expression of Interest assessment criteria, scoring and process and discussing their proposal with a member of the TILT team. To arrange a drop-in, please contact TILT.

Stage Two:

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their Expression of Interest in February 2021 and whether they have been taken forward to the full proposal stage. This stage of application involves developing the initial Expression of Interest into a more detailed Sabbatical project proposal. TILT will assign an experienced mentor to shortlisted candidates to guide and support them through-out stage two.

A Sabbatical Review Panel drawn from the NTU community will consider full proposals and shortlist candidates for an award, and applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by week commencing 24th May 2021.

Sabbatical full proposals shortlisted for a funding award will take place in the academic year 2021/22.

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