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What Mini Sabbaticals are Available?

Here you can find information about TILT's Mini-Sabbatical Scheme including eligibility, upcoming applications rounds and what support will be available for potential applicants.

The TILT Mini-Sabbatical Scheme provides salary buy-out for up to six weeks for academic and professional service staff to allow dedicated time to pursue scholarship of learning and teaching (SoTL) projects which will impact positively on learning and teaching at NTU and / or across the sector. The scheme is competitive and up to two Mini-Sabbaticals are awarded per year.

Colleagues can access the Guidance and Application Forms on Thrive.

What Mini Sabbaticals are available?

There are three types of mini-sabbaticals available:

Individual sabbaticals

Colleagues can apply for salary buy-out for up to six weeks, to take place within the academic year 2022/23. Colleagues may use funding to pay for the involvement of one or more students.

Joint sabbaticals

Colleagues can apply for salary buy-out for up to six weeks shared between two colleagues, to take place within the academic year 2022/23. Colleagues may use funding to pay for the involvement of one or more students.

Tiger team sabbaticals

Inspired by NASA, ‘Tiger Team’ refers to a high-functioning team of three or more specialists who come together to complete a specific project. TILT tiger team mini-sabbaticals enable unique and innovative collaborations between academic and/or Professional Service staff.

Mini Sabbatical Showcase

Click here to see a great example of an output from our recent Mini Sabbatical Holder Lisa Clughen.

The Covid-19 pandemic and recent findings from neuroscience about the relationship between the body and learning have renewed interest into bringing movement into teaching and learning. This guide stems from a TILT mini-sabbatical research project on embedding mindful movement into the classroom. It contains a rationale and some ideas for the many ways of creating ‘the moving classroom.’

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