Please consult detailed information about leaves on the website before beginning your application.
Include a title and an abstract of the project (approximately 300 words). Your title and abstract will be placed on the Faculty Development website and should be appropriate for a general audience. Any pictures that explain the project would be helpful for use on the site as well.
Provide a description of your project (maximum five pages) that includes: a) a clearly defined and articulated goal; b) a well-thought-out plan for achieving that goal; c) how the project fits into your overall professional development plan; d) how the project will enrich DePauw's intellectual community; e) a clear, tangible product (the results of your leave); f) list all IGC awards you currently hold (if you are requesting funding for multiple projects, you should include a statement explaining the relationship between the projects; g) an explanation of how the product for your leave will be reported. Please note that a report on your project will be due on the first Monday of classes in the semester after your leave ends.
Include a proposed budget if you know in advance you will apply for Fisher Travel Fund and/or for Fisher Professional Development Grant as part of your leave project. This would be helpful to allow approval of the funds with your leave proposal.
Your Chair/Dean/Program Director should send an email to Terry Bruner (email@example.com) acknowledging that he/she has read the application and that he/she will work with you to determine the best time to take the leave in relation to department needs.