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What sabbaticals are available?

The Sabbatical scheme funds a continuous period of release from normal duties for staff to advance the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning leading to the development of individual members of staff, and to the production of outputs and outcomes that will positively impact on learning and teaching at NTU and across the sector.

Applications of Sabbaticals to take place in 2021/22

The TILT Sabbatical Scheme is now closed for this academic year. If you have submitted an Expression of Interest we will be in touch in due course.


Funding and Resources: How many Sabbaticals are available each year?

Two to three sabbaticals are available each academic year and are awarded on a competitive basis.

Sabbatical funding is equivalent to a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer salary for up to six months, and funding can be divided among colleagues as appropriate per the different types of sabbatical: individual, joint or ‘tiger team’.


Eligibility to apply

  • Academic and Professional Services staff are eligible to apply;
  • Applications must be supported by the relevant line manager(s);
  • Applicants (or lead applicants for tiger team applications) must have achieved or be demonstrably working towards Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy; and,
  • In line with NTU Sabbatical Leave policy, applicants (or lead applicants for tiger team applications) should have worked at NTU (including Confetti and Mansfield) for a minimum of three years.


HEA Fellowships

Engagement with the Sabbatical scheme and other TILT schemes, awards and activities can form part of a portfolio of evidence for HEA Fellowship submissions. More information about the support and workshops available to assist staff with your Fellowship application are available at NTU TILT Professional Recognition Scheme.

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