Fourth Year Research Leave


Each year, if funding is available, the College considers applications for research leave from Assistant Professors who meet the following criteria:

  • Faculty must be in third year of appointment
  • Faculty must be reappointed and have passed third year review with no reservations or stipulations
  • Faculty must be full-time

The application, submitted at the time of the third year review, consists of:

  • A proposal narrative not to exceed 3 double spaced pages in which the faculty member details the topic and scope of research to be accomplished during the semester leave

Successful applicants will be released from teaching for one semester, and their departments will be provided with support for replacement teaching. Unless otherwise exempted, the recipients will be expected to remain available for other duties e.g. participation on thesis and dissertation committees, faculty meetings, etc. Faculty must remain at LSU for one year following the leave, or be responsible for reimbursing LSU for expenses incurred during the funding period.