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What Full 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 for Full Sabbaticals to take place in 2022/23

The TILT Full Sabbatical Scheme will open in September 2022 for projects to take place across the 2023/24 academic year.

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What Full Sabbaticals are available?

There are three types of full sabbaticals:

Individual sabbaticals
Colleagues can apply for salary buy-out for up to six months FTE. 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 months shared between two colleagues. 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 sabbaticals enable unique and innovative collaborations between academic and/or Professional Service staff.

Two 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’.

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What is the application process?

The TILT Sabbatical application is a one-stage process.

Applicants submit a full application by the deadline TBC.

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 in due course.

Sabbatical full proposals shortlisted for a funding award will take place in the academic year 2023/24.

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.

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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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