Programme Directors' Sabbatical Scheme

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This scheme provides funding for Programme Directors to develop their disciplinary research profile and to enhance and develop their academic leadership.

Application deadline

The application deadline is now closed, and will re-open in 2017.

Application strands

Applications should address one of two strands:

Disciplinary Research/Pedagogic Research

This strand recognises the importance of Programme Directors maintaining their disciplinary standing and that contributing to new knowledge through a rigorous process of investigation is important develop institutional research capacity and to feed into programme-level curriculum development.

It supports those interested in developing and starting research as well as more experienced researchers aiming to improve their individual research outputs.

Developing Academic Leadership/Curriculum Enquiry

This strand recognises that Programme Directors are ideally placed to make significant changes across programmes that enhance the potential for students’ transformative learning. Along with a capacity for systemic curriculum change, Programme Directors are crucial for supporting and developing their staff and being disciplinary leaders within the context of their programme, College, University and sector.

Prospective applicants should review the Scheme Guidance when it becomes available in Summer 2016 and discuss their proposed sabbatical with both their line manage and Associate Dean of Research or Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching.

Application

Prospective applicants should review the Scheme Guidance and discuss their proposed sabbatical with both their line manager and Associate Dean of Research or Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching.

For further information, support and/or guidance contact: recognition@arts.ac.uk

Guidance notes and application forms