Faculty Research Reassignment

research innovation

The School of the Arts recognizes the importance of scholarly leave to the professional growth and development of our faculty and their teaching and research. Leave is designed to help faculty invigorate their research and teaching activities, and faculty requesting leave should have compelling and specific reasons for their request.

Questions may be directed to Christiana Lafazani, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Research.

Types of Leave and Application Process

Faculty are eligible for two types of scholarly leave: study-research leave and educational leave

Relevant policies and procedures for study-research and educational leaves of absence can be found on the university’s HR website. Faculty applying for national/international awards such as Fulbright Fellowships or other fellowships that have a residential requirement also must apply for leave. Candidates must notify their chair/director and the VCUarts Research office, artsresearch@vcu.edu when applying for these types of external awards.