College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Sabbatical Information

Much of this information is new--please read carefully.


To: Sabbatical Eligible Faculty:


Thinking about writing a sabbatical proposal this summer?  Want some help?  Come to the FDC workshop!

When: May 8 OR June 12

Time:  1:00pm – 5:00pm

Where: GVSU Allendale (308 PAD)

Who: Any sabbatical eligible CLAS faculty are welcome

We will overview the application process and provide consultations for your proposal ideas. 

To register, go to:

Can’t come to the workshop?  Former members of the CLAS FDC will pre-read any draft for you over the summer, providing feedback and suggestions.  Simply email your draft to Heather Van Wormer (  

Don’t forget the deadline for faculty to submit a proposal is now September 1!

Samples of sabbatical proposals on the Provost's site  (coming soon)

Information on grants for sabbaticals from the Office of Sponsored Programs:

For the new Sabbatical Leave Template, Guidelines for Writing a Successful Sabbatical Proposal, and FAQs, please see the University Sabbatical Website:


Nota bene--the new deadline for faculty to submit proposals is September 1.

CLAS FDC will be offering sabbatical writing workshops this summer for CLAS faculty- - dates and details will be sent to to sabbatical-eligble CLAS faculty by the end of the winter semester.  In addition, the FDC will pre-read sabbatical drafts and give you feedback up until 5 days before the September 1 deadline.  Please contact the current chair of the FDC, Heather Van Wormer ( for more information.

GVSU research is conducted in compliance with the university’s IACUC and Biosafety policies.

IRB Review Expectations for Sabbatical Proposals


CLAS Sabbatical Showcase

Memo to Unit Heads & Sabbatical Eligible Faculty (coming soon)

Contact Chair of the CLAS Faculty Development Committee

Page last modified April 29, 2015