In addition to the University of Bath sabbatical scheme, the University runs a scheme of internal academic sabbaticals for the Institute for Policy Research (IPR). This enables academic staff at the University to apply for a semester at the Institute, working on and developing a research project (or projects) with substantial policy and public engagement. The sabbatical leave (in full or large part) will normally be spent at the IPR premises.
The IPR sabbaticals are set within the broad framework of the existing University scheme. The arrangements for financial compensation for the academic’s Department will be the same as for the existing University scheme. You cannot apply for both schemes in the same academic year.
Up to two awards of six month periods are available each academic year.
All sabbaticals must be approved by written agreement of the Head of Department concerned, confirming that the teaching and administrative duties of the academic in question can be covered. In considering this approval, the Head of Department may take into account the sabbaticals awarded to other members of the Department under the main University scheme.