About the JSA/Jefferson Lab Sabbatical and Research Leave Support Program
JSA will award living expenses up to $1,500 per month for up to twelve months to qualified faculty members to relocate to the Hampton Roads area to conduct full-time research at the Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Virginia, while on an approved sabbatical or research leave.
The JSA/JLab Sabbatical and Research Leave Support Program enhances research opportunities for faculty through access to Jefferson Lab facilities and interaction with Lab researchers and users, strengthens the teaching and research capabilities of universities through faculty involvement, and strengthens the research programs of the Lab by attracting “new blood” and integrating university faculty members in the Lab's programs.
Applicants must be regular, tenured or non-tenured, faculty from a university associated with the Jefferson Lab. Applicants should provide the approval of their home institutions for sabbatical or research leave for the period for which JSA support is requested. Individuals are limited to one award in a five-year period. Faculty members who are retired or retiring, seeking only summer support, hold a Jefferson Lab joint appointment, or living within 50 miles of the Lab are not eligible for JSA Sabbatical Support awards.
Application materials are due by February 26, 2013. Support for awards made for this period may begin as early as June 2013. Upon request from the awardee, JSA will consider modifying start and end dates as it deems reasonable.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should download and complete the application form for submittal of proposals. See the application form for instructions regarding supporting materials. All materials should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line "JSA Sabbatical Support" by the closing date.
Evaluation Criteria and Process
JSA will appoint a Sabbatical Leave Support Selection Committee that will read and evaluate eligible applications and make its recommendations for award of Sabbatical and Research Leave Support to the JSA Programs Committee. The Selection Committee will consider the following criteria:
The Selection Committee may consider other information if necessary to ensure a fair and objective evaluation process. Preference for award will be given to applicants whose home institutions are SURA member universities.
Contact SURA Chief Governance Officer and Principal JSA/JLab Liaison, Elizabeth L. Lawson. SURA is the Administrative Member for JSA and manages and supports the activities and programs of the JSA Programs Committee.
This project is supported by the JSA Initiatives Fund Program, an annual commitment from the JSA owners, SURA and CSC/ATD, to support programs, initiatives, and activities that further the scientific outreach, and promote the science, education and technology missions of Jefferson Lab and benefit the Lab user community.