Most universities provide regular sabbaticals for faculty. In most cases, the faculty member receives 100% of his or her salary for one semester or 50% of his or her salary for two semesters. The Sigler Foundation will provide funds to match up to 50% of the faculty member’s salary for a two semester project designed to provide services to a non-profit or public organization. In some cases, funds will be made available to support sabbatical activities. Funds will be awarded based on the value of the services to the organization. Determination of value is a subjective process. Decisions as to the value of a project and the level of funding to be allocated to successful applicants will be made by Foundation staff. Funds will be awarded at the discretion of the Foundation.
Applicants for support for a sabbatical designed to provide services to a non-profit or public agency will prepare a proposal that will include:
- A detailed description of the goals of the sabbatical.
- The activities, methods, and procedures that will be undertaken/utilized to achieve those goals; and,
- The anticipated benefits to both the organization that will receive the service and to the faculty member.
- A letter of support from the organization that will receive the services.
- A letter of support from the applicant’s university.
- A proposed budget.
Successful applicants will be required to submit a report of their activities at the conclusion of the sabbatical.